Temporarily closed. Expanding our universe at 12th & Bannock in early 2018. Learn More

International Decorative Art

Chair from the Heath House

Chair from the Heath House

Design Date
1904–1905

Designer
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959, American)

Media
oak wood and leather upholstery

Dimensions
43 x 16 x 17 inches

Frank Lloyd Wright designed The Heath House (1903–1904), where this chair resided, for William Heath and his wife Mary Hubbard Heath in Buffalo, New York. Mary Hubbard Heath was the sister of Elbert Hubbard, the founder of the well-known Roycroft Arts & Crafts campus in East Aurora, New York. The Heaths were also friends of Mr. & Mrs. Darwin Martin, whose Frank Lloyd Wright home was built concurrently. This oak chair retains most of its original leather, linen and horsehair upholstery.

Not currently on view

Markings
unmarked

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2015.0134

Other Arts & Crafts works