FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Living Room from the Francis W. Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota (1912-1914). The room is nowadays re-installed as close to it´s original appearance as possible at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2016.
It’s true, this isn’t architecture, but I can’t resist posting pictures of my latest Art Deco furniture acquisition.
I’ve been wanting a Deco highboy for years in place of the early 20th century tiger oak dresser I’ve had for ages.
My best friend said that if I ever found what I was looking for, he would buy my old dresser. So when this highboy showed up at a local auction we both frequent, I was thrilled. Even better, he decided to bid on it for me, telling me that if he won, he give it to me and then I would give him my dresser. Well, he won the auction I got this highboy for only $40. It’s true! The next day, he brought it over my place and took away my old dresser. I didn’t even have to pay anything, except the old dresser that I didn’t want.
This highboy is marvelous, with several different types of wood veneer and I think the original handles, although one is missing. I think it will be a while before I can locate a replacement that matches. Even so, I love it. It’s in fantastic shape!
Eileen Gray is now regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early 20th century. Her work inspired Art Deco and pioneered the Modern Movement in architecture. She was also bisexual.