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1917

  • Work on this object began.

1983

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Drawing, Piano Bench and Taboret, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, KA

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Frank Lloyd Wright and made for (as the client) 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.

  • Drawing, Bar Galliera
  • pen and ink, brush and gouache, collage on paper.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-115
  • Compact, Bonsai Tree, 1928
  • carved jadeite, cabochon sapphires, enamel, rose-cut diamonds, gold.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.37

Its dimensions are

37 x 45cm (14 9/16 x 17 11/16in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, between two ruled lines across upper margin with red square, left: FURNITURE VIEWS. HENRY J. ALLEN RESIDENCE. WICHITA. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. ARCHITECT 4; within design, lower center left: #8; lower center right: #9/ ok/1 of these; along lower margin, left: PIANO BENCH/ 3-6 x 1-4 x 1-8:h.; at right: 2-0 x 1-6 x 2-4" h./ TABORET/ Detailed

Cite this object as

Drawing, Piano Bench and Taboret, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, KA; Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959); USA; graphite, color pencil on cream tracing paper; 37 x 45cm (14 9/16 x 17 11/16in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds; 1983-1-3

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