Side chair
On View In:
Gallery 300
Artist:   Frank Lloyd Wright
John W. John W. Ayers  
Title:   Side chair  
Date:   c. 1903  
Medium:   Oak, replacement cloth upholstery  
Dimensions:   53 x 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (134.62 x 41.91 x 49.53 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of funds from Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Sturgis  
Location:   Gallery 300  

Wright's tall-back chairs are his trademark furniture form of the Prairie School period. This chair from the Francis Little house in Peoria, Illinois is unusual in having a solid, massive back of quartersawn oak, in sharp contrast to Wright's typical tall spindles. It might have served as a hall chair originally, as hall chairs typically have solid wooden backs. [this needs to be cut to fit label stand]

Name:   Wright, Frank Lloyd  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1867-1959  
Name:   John W. Ayers, John W.  
Role:   Maker  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   Chicago, 1890-1913  

Object Description  
Classification:   Furniture  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , ,  
Accession #:   85.82  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts