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Furniture, Marketplace, Prairie School

Frank Lloyd Wright

high-back chair

Frank Lloyd Wright
(American, 1867-1959)
high-back chair
Browne’s Bookstore
Chicago, Illinois, 1908 (demolished)
oak
15 1/2″w x 19 1/2″d x 53 1/2″h

Provenance:
Francis Fisher Browne, thence by descent
Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois (donation)
John Toomey Gallery / Treadway Toomey Auctions, 08 December 2002
Private collector

Catalog Note:
Browne’s Bookstore was designed in 1908 by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Fine Arts Building at 410 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Francis Fisher Browne’s dream of a successful literary salon for the elite of Chicago did not meet commercial success and closed in 1912.

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SKU: P49