Desk

A work made of oak.
© 2018 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oak.

Date:

1908

Artist:

Frank Lloyd Wright
American, 1867–1959
George Mann Neidecken
American, 1878–1945

About this artwork

Frank Lloyd Wright considered the Avery Coonley House in Riverside, Illinois, to be one of his most successful projects; he designed everything in the house, including the carpets, table service, and linens, and, according to one anecdote, “even some of Mrs. Coonley’s dresses to harmonize with the interiors.” This desk was made for the home’s rear guest room and reflects the intersecting geometric forms and broad cantilever of its exterior architecture. Wright collaborated on this desk with Milwaukee interior designer George Mann Niedecken, who initially worked for the architect in 1904. Although the feet moldings are more typical of Niedecken’s designs, he likely worked from Wright’s own sketches to complete the desk.

On View

American Art, Gallery 179

Artist

Frank Lloyd Wright

Title

Desk

Origin

Chicago

Date

1908

Medium

Oak

Dimensions

144.9 × 102 × 60.6 cm (57 × 40 1/8 × 23 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Reference Number

1972.304

Copyright

© 2018 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Extended information about this artwork

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