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Frank Lloyd Wright

Window from the Avery Coonley House, Riverside, Illinois

Property from a Private American Collection

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Window from the Avery Coonley House, Riverside, Illinois

Window from the Avery Coonley House, Riverside, Illinois

Property from a Private American Collection

Frank Lloyd Wright

Window from the Avery Coonley House, Riverside, Illinois


circa 1908

executed by the Linden Glass Company, Chicago, Illinois

iridized, opalescent and clear glass, zinc came

29 1/4 x 22 3/4 x 3/4 in. (74.3 x 57.8 x 1.9 cm)

Overall in very good condition. All of the iridized, opalescent and clear glass appears original and undisturbed in very good condition with some scattered minor and fine surface scratches throughout consistent with age and gentle handling. The iridized and opalescent glass presents with minute air bubbles inherent to the medium and its production. The lowest opalescent tile with a fine ”V” hairline crack, stable. The glass presents with some surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the cames. The zinc caming is in very good condition with some occasional minor surface scratches, abrasions, light wear and oxidation consistent with age and gentle handling. The outer frame of the window is currently wrapped with electrical tape which may be removed at the buyer’s discretion. An engaging geometric design in Wright’s Prairie style.


 In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Avery Coonley House, Riverside, Illinois
Hindman Chicago, April 23, 1995, lot 109
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Richard Guy Wilson, From Architecture to Object: Masterworks of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, New York, 1989, pp. 68 (for a detail) and 93 (for a pair of related windows)
David A. Hanks, Frank Lloyd Wright, Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from The Domino's Pizza Collection, exh. cat., New York, 1989, pp. 69 (for a related window) and 71 (for a period photograph of related windows in situ)
Julie L. Sloan, Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright, exh. cat., New York, 2001, p. 103 (for a related door window)
Julie L. Sloan, Light Screens: The Complete Leaded-Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 2001, pp. 189-191 (for related windows in situ)
Alan Hess, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses, New York, 2005, pp. 106 and 113 (for related windows in situ)
Dean Eastman, Frank Lloyd Wright's Coonley House: Story of a Masterpiece, Riverside, IL, 2012, pp. 138, 170