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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Frank Lloyd Wright
PAIR OF GATES FROM THE DONALD LOVNESS HOUSE, STILLWATER, MINNESOTA
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Frank Lloyd Wright
PAIR OF GATES FROM THE DONALD LOVNESS HOUSE, STILLWATER, MINNESOTA
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important 20th Century Design

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Frank Lloyd Wright
PAIR OF GATES FROM THE DONALD LOVNESS HOUSE, STILLWATER, MINNESOTA
painted wrought iron
currently mounted to painted plaster columns at each side (not shown)
each:  55 1/8  x 61 3/4  in. (140 x 156.8 cm) excluding side columns
circa 1956
produced by Victoria Welding Company, Victoria, MN
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Illustrated
David A. Hanks, Frank Lloyd Wright:  Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino’s Pizza Collection, New York, 1989, pp. 120-121

Provenance

Donald Lovness House, Stillwater, MN
Domino's Center for Architecture and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
Christie's New York, Important Works by Frank Lloyd Wright and his Contemporaries from the Domino's Center for Architecture and Design, June 12, 1993, lot 131
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Maria Constantino, The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Philadelphia, 1998, p. 162 (for interior and exterior views of the Lovness House)
William Allin Storrer, The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion, Chicago, 1993, p. 416 (for a discussion of the Lovness House)
Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright:  Interiors and Furniture, New York, 1994, p. 221 (for designs by Wright for the interior of the Lovness House)

Catalogue Note

The Donald Lovness house is rare among Wright’s 1950s designed Usonian homes as it was built to the architect’s specifications by the owners.  The present gate were produced by Victoria Welding company in neighboring Victoria, Minnesota and are closely related to gates designed by Wright for Taliesin West. 

Important 20th Century Design

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