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Drawing, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, KS: Dressing Table and Chair for Mrs. Allen's Boudoir

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Frank Lloyd Wright 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.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 37.1 × 44.8 cm (14 5/8 × 17 5/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, across upper margin between two ruled lines with red square, left: FURNITURE DETAILS. HENRY J. ALLEN RESIDENCE. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. ARCHITECT 7; within design: note/have mirrors to swing/ DRESSING CHAIR #6 OK/ one of these/ DRESSING TABLE/#5/ OK; lower right: Detailed Dec. 20; along bottom margin, right: DRESSING TABLE & CHAIR IN MRS. ALLEN'SBOUDOIR/ sidewings stationary. Various dimensions throughout.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, KS: Dressing Table and Chair for Mrs. Allen's Boudoir; Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959); USA; graphite, color pencil on cream tracing paper; H x W x D: 37.1 × 44.8 cm (14 5/8 × 17 5/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds; 1983-1-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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