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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT | Pair of Hexagon-Back Chairs from the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
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Description

  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Pair of Hexagon-Back Chairs from the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
  • each chair with a metal plaque respectively numbered 313 and 293
  • oak, original oil cloth upholstery
  • 38 x 15 1/2  x 19 1/2  in. (96.5 x 39.4 x 49.5 cm) each
  • circa 1916-1922

Provenance

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Domino’s Center for Architecture and Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Christie's New York, December 12, 1992, lot 172
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection, Seattle Art Museum, December 1989-February 1990; The Chicago Historical Society, March-June 1990; The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, July-September 1990; Denver Art Museum, October 1990-January 1991; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, February-April 1991; Dallas Museum of Art, May-July 1991; American Craft Museum, New York, August 1991-January 1992

Literature

Cary James, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel, New York, 1968, pp. 42-43 (for a period photograph of the model in situ at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo)
David A. Hanks, The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 1979, p. 133 (for a period photograph of the model in situ at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo)
Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Frank Lloyd Wright at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, p. 38
David A. Hanks, Frank Lloyd Wright, Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from The Domino's Pizza Collection, exh. cat., New York, 1989, p. 91
Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright: Interiors and Furniture, New York, 1994, p. 158 (for a period photograph of the model in situ at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo)
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