Maker: Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona)

Date: ca. 1902–3

Geography: Made in Midwest, United States

Culture: American

Medium: White oak, wool

Dimensions: 33 1/4 x 37 x 29 in. (84.5 x 94 x 73.7 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, Emily Crane Chadbourne Bequest, 1972

Accession Number: 1972.60.4

Rights and Reproduction: © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


This set of four armchairs (1972.60.4-.7) in dark-stained oak was designed for the Littles’ first home in Peoria, Illinois, and moved with the family, eventually ending up in the living room of their new summer home. Unlike Wright's later (1912–14) furnishings in the room, these chairs include decorative applied banding, and, on each leg, stylized capitals and bases. The chairs’ cushions are covered with their original wool fabric.