International Decorative Art

Chair from the William R. Heath House

Chair from the William R. 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, NY. Mary Hubbard Heath was the sister of Elbert Hubbard, the founder of the well-known Roycroft Arts & Crafts campus in East Aurora, NY. The Heaths were also friends of Mr. & Mrs. Darwin Martin, whose Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home was built concurrently. This oak chair retains most of its original leather, linen and horsehair upholstery.

ON VIEW in Arts & Crafts Gallery 3

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2015.0134