FLW furniture mysteries?

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ArtVandelay
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FLW furniture mysteries?

Post by ArtVandelay »

Hi All,

As a collector/dealer I occasionally encounter pieces that resonate but lack back story, and despite extensive research I can't piece the history together myself...so I gotta ask for some help. Here is the deal, recently I acquired a set six chairs and separately a pair of ottomans.

Ottomans were purchased at a Santa Barbara museum sale in 1966 by a Taliesin graduate, and were sold as FLW. Despite lots of searching I haven't been able to connect the dots on designer, and think maybe they were produced by a contemporary. Upholstery seems to be close to original, the filling is horsehair and springs. Large Scale 32"x32"x22"h

The chairs were purchased from an elderly woman in the midwest. The design is quite interesting and appear to be 1920s-1950s? Construction on the chairs is sophisticated with lap joints and square caps. 20"x20.5"x26"h

Thank you all for taking a look any help is appreciated!

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DavidC
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Re: FLW furniture mysteries?

Post by DavidC »

Hello, Art. Welcome to the Forum.

Thanks for posting these pictures. They are very interesting pieces. The ottomans are definitely not FLW originals. They may very well be by one of Wright's apprentices. The chairs, also, are definitely not FLW. They very much look 'Schindler-esque' in their design, though. Have you researched R. M. Schindler's chair designs, at all?


David

Roderick Grant
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Re: FLW furniture mysteries?

Post by Roderick Grant »

I agree, David C. Neither FLW nor RMS was responsible for that furniture.

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