FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT | WINDOW FROM THE WILLIAM E. MARTIN HOUSE, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
Property from a Private Chicago Collection
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
WINDOW FROM THE WILLIAM E. MARTIN HOUSE, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
likely produced by Giannini & Hilgart, Chicago
colored cathedral and clear glass, copper-plated zinc came, original painted wood frame
29¾ x 69 x 1½ in. (75.5 x 175.2 x 3.8 cm) including frame
Overall in very good and stable condition. The glass with occasional scattered light surface scratches consistent with age and with some putty residue and surface soiling to the contours adjacent to the cames. The window with approximately 10 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The window with some occasional minor clamshell edge chips to the glass panes, consistent with age and possibly inherent to production. The cames with some minor corrosion throughout. With a replaced wood frame in very good condition with minor surface scratches, abrasions, and discolorations. A beautifully proportioned work featuring richly iridized glass.
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William E. Martin House, Oak Park, Illinois
Michael FitzSimmons Decorative Arts, Chicago
Bldg. 51, Chicago, 2011
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright Glass Art, London, 1994, p. 61 (for the window design at the Susan Lawrence Dana House, Springfield, Illinois)
Julie L. Sloan, Light Screens: The Complete Leaded-Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 2001, pp. 157 (for a drawing of the window design) and 240-241 (for the window design at the Susan Lawrence Dana House, Springfield, Illinois)
Sotheby’s would like to thank Julie S. Sloan for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.