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  • Provenance

    Harold C. Price Co. Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 'Design', 13 December 2007, lot 38
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    David A. Hanks, The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 1979, p. 166 for a period image of similar examples in situ
    The Chairs of Frank Lloyd Wright, exh. cat., Yale University School of Architecture, New Haven, 1987, n.p. for a drawing of a similar example
    David A. Hanks, Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage: Decorative Designs from The Domino's Pizza Collection, New York, 1989, p. 118 for the image cited above, p. 119 for an armless example
    Jason T. Busch, Decorative Arts and Design, Collection Highlights, Pittsburgh, 2009, p. 182 for a similar example
    Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Complete Works, 1943-1959, vol. 3, New York, 2009, pp. 315-16, 319-20 for drawings and period photographs showing similar examples


Adjustable armchair, from the executive offices of the Harold C. Price Co. Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

circa 1956
Aluminum, steel, fabric.
93.5 x 71 x 69 cm (36 3/4 x 27 7/8 x 27 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by the Blue Stem Foundry, Oklahoma. Mechanism on underside impressed with GK800.

£12,000 - 18,000 Ω

Sold for £15,000

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Created by Lee F. Mindel, London Auction 29 April 2014 6pm