Frank Lloyd Wright
desk with wastebasket from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
This important desk was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his only built skyscraper, Price Tower, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It is consigned directly from the Price family. The unusual geometry of the desk allowed it to fit neatly into the parallelogram-angled walls of Price Tower, which Wright described as 'the tree that escaped the crowded forest.'
made in USA, 1956
material mahogany, copper, steel, brass
size 74 ½ w x 32 d x 29 h in
condition Top has been expertly replaced as were four screws to drawer case. Copper feet are heavily patinated and slightly misshapen to top edge in keeping with age. Veneer repair to lower corner and wastebasket is dented. Wood has been cleaned and oiled. Excellent appearance, fine restored condition overall.