Lot 42
  • 42

Frank Lloyd Wright

8,000 - 12,000 USD
8,750 USD
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Textile "Master" Block from the Charles Ennis House, Los Angeles, California 
  • cast concrete


Gus Brown, Los Angeles, CA


William Allin Storrer, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog, Cambridge, 1978, p. 217
David A. Hanks, The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 1979, p. 141 (for interior and exterior views of the Ennis House showing this particular block pattern)
Sam Kaplan, et al., The Ennis Brown House, Los Angeles, 1988
Maria Constantino, The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Philadelphia, 1998, pp. 86-88

Catalogue Note

The Charles Ennis House is the final and most monumental of the four textile-block houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in the Los Angeles area from 1922-1924.  The Ennis House used no fewer than 24 different cast block forms. The present lot is a "master" block of the patterned variety utilized throughout the interior and exterior of the home, and was acquired directly from Gus Brown, the last private owner of the Ennis House, in May of 1993.  This lot is accompanied by a copy of a letter from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation verifying the block's authenticity.