Marketplace, Prairie School, Textile

Frank Lloyd Wright

carpet

Frank Lloyd Wright
(American, 1867-1959)
carpet
Frances W. Little House
Peoria, Illinois, 1903
wool
85 in. x 93 in.

Price upon request

Wright designed a series of rugs in 1902 for the Arthur Heurtley House, which were refused by Heurtley. Wright’s Heurtley designs were executed and sold to Francis Little in 1903 when Wright was commissioned to design Little’s Peoria home. Carpets from Wright’s Prairie School years are considered to be some of his most important work. Textiles and carpets designed by Wright are extremely rare, with less then ten known surviving examples. The carpets often experienced excessive wear and were discarded.

Provenance:
Sold by Frank Lloyd Wright circa 1902 to Francis Little
Descended within the family of Francis Little
John Toomey Gallery, May 7, 2000, Lot 541

Reference:
Livingston, Karen and Linda Parry, International Arts and Crafts, V&A Publications, London, England, 2005, p.164
Ausgefuhrte Bauten und Entwurfe: Berlin: E Wasmuth, 1910, plate XXXI Dana House Interior View

Exhibited:
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 2005
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2006
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, California, 2006
Professional conservation.

Illustrated:
Wright Frank Lloyd, Frank Lloyd Wright: Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright, Dover Publications, New York, NY, 1983, Plate XXXi(d)

SKU: P4