Library Table

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

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  • A work made of oak and pine.

Date:

1896

Artist:

Frank Lloyd Wright
American, 1867–1959
Manufactured by John W. Ayers, Chicago

About this artwork

Like his Prairie School contemporaries, Frank Lloyd Wright drew upon the ideas of the English Arts and Crafts movement in formulating his own principles of architecture and design, beliefs that included an adherence to simplicity in design, a preference for straightforward construction methods, and the use of plain, high-quality materials. This library table, designed by Wright for the remodeling of the Charles E. Roberts House, contains the strong balance of horizontality and verticality characteristic of the Prairie School while accentuating the rich oak surface. Wright championed the importance of machinery to improve design; although this table is indebted to industrial production methods, the beading on the door suggests the hand of the craftsman.

On View

American Art, Gallery 179

Artist

Frank Lloyd Wright

Title

Library Table

Origin

Chicago

Date

1896

Medium

Oak and pine

Dimensions

77.9 × 121.3 × 118.8 cm (30 5/8 × 47 3/4 × 47 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Roger White in memory of Mr. Charles E. Roberts

Reference Number

1966.389

Copyright

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

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