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Drawing, Living Room Davenport, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, Kansas

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Frank Lloyd Wright and designed by George Mann Niedecken and made for (as the client) Henry J. Allen and Elsie J. Nuzman (Mrs. Henry J.) Allen. It is dated 1917 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is graphite, color pencil on cream tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds.

Its dimensions are

26.2 x 54.7 cm (10 5/16 x 21 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: LIVING ROOM ... DAVENPORT/ 6"2" WIDTH BETWEEN ARMS/ 14" WIDTH OF ARM/ 24 1/2" HEIGHT OF ARM FROM FLOOR/ 17" SEAT H[E]IGHT/ 18" HEIGHT OF BACK ON SLANT/ SCALE 1 1/2" - 1' 0" (all underlined); in ruled borders, lower right: L.R. FURNITURE FOR MR H.J. ALLEN/ NIEDECKEN -WALBRIDGE CO./ INTERIOR-ARCHITECTS SCALE 1 1/2" = 1' 0" (all underlined); center: NOTE: SCARF FOR ARM TO BE/ OF A SEPARATE KIND OF/ MATERIAL/ WOOD PANEL (all underlined); upper left: 18 1/2 wide (all underlined); lower left: 4 divisions in back/ + in seat/ G. N. Dec. 29 '17 #8/ 1 of these/ OK (all underlined)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Living Room Davenport, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, Kansas; Designed by George Mann Niedecken (1878–1945); USA; graphite, color pencil on cream tracing paper; 26.2 x 54.7 cm (10 5/16 x 21 9/16 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds; 1983-1-12

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