Frank Lloyd Wright - Design New York Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Harold C. Price Co. Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Private collection, Oklahoma, acquired from the above, circa 1981
    Thence by descent
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Frank Lloyd Wright, The Story of the Tower: The Tree That Escaped the Crowded Forest, New York, 1956, p. 130
    David A. Hanks, The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 1979, p. 166
    David A. Hanks, Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage: Decorative Designs from The Domino's Pizza Collection, New York, 1989, p. 118
    Anthony Alofsin, Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Richard P Townsend, Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower, exh. cat., Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Yale University, New Haven and National Building Museum, Washington D.C., 2005, pp. 10, 37, 98, 95, 148-49
    Jason T. Busch, Decorative Arts and Design, Collection Highlights, Pittsburgh, 2009, p. 182 for the example of the model in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Complete Works, 1943-1959, vol. 3, New York, 2009, p. 315 for a drawing, pp. 318-19


"Executive" armchair from the offices of the Harold C. Price Co. Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

circa 1956
Painted steel, rubber, fabric, vinyl.
33 x 28 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (83.8 x 72.4 x 54.6 cm)
Manufactured by the Blue Stem Foundry, Dewey, Oklahoma. Underside inscribed with 2648 and X10-157.

$30,000 - 40,000 

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New York Auction 17 December 2014 11am