FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT | WINDOW FROM THE ARTHUR B. HEURTLEY HOUSE, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
Property from a Private Chicago Collection
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
WINDOW FROM THE ARTHUR B. HEURTLEY HOUSE, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
likely produced by the Linden Glass Company or Giannini & Hilgart, Chicago
colored cathedral and clear glass, gold leaf, original painted wood frame
42¼ x 29⅛ x 1¾ in. (107.3 x 74.1 x 4.4 cm) including frame
Overall in very good and stable condition. The glass with occasional scattered light surface scratches consistent with age and with some surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the cames. Some glass panes shift very slightly within their cames; stable. The cames with some corrosion throughout. The window retains its original wood frame. The frame presents with scattered losses, wear, scratches, dents, abrasions and some water damage to the wood. The reverse of the frame with a concentrated area of wood loss and water damage measuring approximately 10 inches wide along the outer edge of the wood. A complex design in Frank Lloyd Wright’s’ classic Prairie style executed with richly colored and iridized glass.
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Arthur B. Heurtley House, Oak Park, Illinois
Private Collection, Chicago
Wright, 11 June 2015, lot 186
Bldg. 51, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Julie L. Sloan, Light Screens: The Complete Leaded-Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 2001, p. 148
Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright Glass Art, London, 1994, p. 79
Sotheby’s would like to thank Julie S. Sloan for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.