Designer: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was a defining architect of the 20th century. Wright is proud to present the bespoke furniture and lighting designs, drawings, architectural details, homes and more by the famed architect at auction.
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Presentation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Presentation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–30,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Presentation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Presentation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–30,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, coffee table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

coffee table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $7,000–9,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Southern Elevation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Southern Elevation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–30,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Northwestern Elevation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Northwestern Elevation drawing for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–30,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, corner cabinet from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

corner cabinet from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, desk extension from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

desk extension from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $7,000–9,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $8,000–10,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Plan for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $3,000–5,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Elevation and Plan for the Chahroudi Cottage, Mahopac, New York | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Elevation and Plan for the Chahroudi Cottage, Mahopac, New York
estimate: $3,000–5,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, stool from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

stool from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $7,000–9,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, stool from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

426

Frank Lloyd Wright

stool from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $7,000–9,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, collection of ephemera from Hillside House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

collection of ephemera from Hillside House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, signage from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

signage from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $1,000–1,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, case element from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

case element from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $1,000–1,500

, collection of printed materials relating to Frank Lloyd Wright | Wright20.com

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collection of printed materials relating to Frank Lloyd Wright
estimate: $1,000–1,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, room divider fragment from Hillside House, Bartlesville | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

room divider fragment from Hillside House, Bartlesville
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, rendering for room divider at Hillside House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

rendering for room divider at Hillside House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $3,000–5,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Imperial Hotel dinnerware | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Imperial Hotel dinnerware
estimate: $15,000–20,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, The Life-Work of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

The Life-Work of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
estimate: $1,000–1,500

, collection of Frank Lloyd Wright photographs | Wright20.com

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collection of Frank Lloyd Wright photographs
estimate: $1,000–1,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, desk from Hillside House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

desk from Hillside House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, wastepaper baskets from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, set of three | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

wastepaper baskets from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, set of three
estimate: $1,500–2,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Elevation for the John D. Haynes House, Fort Wayne, Indiana | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Elevation for the John D. Haynes House, Fort Wayne, Indiana
estimate: $3,000–5,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Perspective drawings for the John L. Rayward House, New Canaan, Connecticut | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Perspective drawings for the John L. Rayward House, New Canaan, Connecticut
estimate: $3,000–5,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Plan for the John L. Rayward House, New Canaan, Connecticut | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Plan for the John L. Rayward House, New Canaan, Connecticut
estimate: $3,000–5,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Presentation drawing for the Chahroudi Cottage, Mahopac, New York | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Presentation drawing for the Chahroudi Cottage, Mahopac, New York
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Presentation drawing for the John L. Rayward House, New Canaan, Connecticut | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Presentation drawing for the John L. Rayward House, New Canaan, Connecticut
estimate: $5,000–7,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Presentation drawing for the John D. Haynes House, Fort Wayne, Indiana | Wright20.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Presentation drawing for the John D. Haynes House, Fort Wayne, Indiana
estimate: $5,000–7,000

Every great architect is—necessarily—a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

Frank Lloyd Wright

6 Things to Know About Frank Lloyd Wright

Wright designed 1,000 buildings over the course of his seven decade career, 532 of which were realized.

Beginning in 1887, Wright worked under Louis Sullivan in Chicago. Wright was fired in 1893 for working on his own private commissions.

Originally, Wright wanted to cover the concrete surfaces of his celebrated and visionary Fallingwater with gold leaf.

In 1957, Wright conceived a mile-high skyscraper that would have been four times taller than the tallest structure at the time, The Empire State Building. Though never realized, Wright's insistence that he could build it shows his limitless ambitions and imagination of possibility.

Wright has inspired by Japanese aesthetics and was a prominent collector and dealer of Ukiyo-e prints, both out of passion and necesstity, as he was often plagued with financial troubles.

While beloved by many and generous as a teacher, his temperamental nature and exacting standards put him at odds with other architects of the era. He once referred to the American Institute of Architects as "a harbor of refuge for the incompetent."

Kenneth Laurent House, Rockford, IL

Considered by Frank Lloyd Wright to be his "little gem," Wright sold this home and its original furnishings at auction in 2011 for $575,800, the second highest auction record for Frank Lloyd Wright. Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent commissioned this house in 1948 after Kenneth received a $10,000 housing grant given to disabled veterans. Phyllis saw Wright's Loren Pope house in Virginia in House Beautiful and the young couple wrote a letter to Wright, asking him to design a home that was wheelchair-accessible. Wright invited the Laurents to Taliesin to discuss the project and he readily accepted the commission, building the home for $20,000.  

The Laurent House is one of approximately sixty Usonian homes that Wright built beginning in 1934–single family, middle-class residences that emphasize the use of native and common materials, a unity with the surrounding landscape, open floor plans, flat roofs, cantilevered overhangs, radiant heating and a carport (a Wright invention). Usonia was also a designation Wright used, after others, to refer to a distinctly American architecture, free of previous historic references.

The Laurent House Foundation, Inc. purchased the home from Wright at auction. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and underwent restoration from 2012 to 2015. This "little gem" is now open to the public for tours, allowing future generations to admire Frank Lloyd Wright's vision of an organic architecture that lived in harmony with its natural surroundings and the human spirit that inhabited its spaces.

Simplicity and repose are qualities that measure the value of any work of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Auction Results Frank Lloyd Wright

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Kenneth Laurent House and Furnishings, Rockford | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

Kenneth Laurent House and Furnishings, Rockford
estimate: $500,000–700,000
result: $578,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Rare floor lamp from the John Storer House, Hollywood | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

Rare floor lamp from the John Storer House, Hollywood
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $100,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, chair from the S.C. Johnson and Sons building, Racine, Wisconsin | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

chair from the S.C. Johnson and Sons building, Racine, Wisconsin
estimate: $60,000–70,000
result: $90,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Executive armchair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

Executive armchair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $52,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, coffee table from the Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

coffee table from the Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $50,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, chair for the Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo, New York | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

chair for the Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo, New York
estimate: $45,000–55,000
result: $48,300

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Hanging Lamp from the John Storer House, Hollywood | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

Hanging Lamp from the John Storer House, Hollywood
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $45,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, chair from the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

chair from the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $40,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, lounge chair from the Stanley Rosenbaum House, Florence, Alabama | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

lounge chair from the Stanley Rosenbaum House, Florence, Alabama
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $35,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, desk for The Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

desk for The Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $33,040

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, coffee table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

coffee table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $32,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Barrel chair for the Herbert F. Johnson, Jr. residence, (Wingspread) | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

Barrel chair for the Herbert F. Johnson, Jr. residence, (Wingspread)
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $31,050

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, room screen | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

room screen
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $29,900

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, coffee table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

coffee table from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $25,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, pair of lounge chairs from the Clarence Sondern House, Kansas City | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

pair of lounge chairs from the Clarence Sondern House, Kansas City
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $23,750

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, armchair for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

armchair for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $23,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, sectional sofa from the Sweeton House | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

sectional sofa from the Sweeton House
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $22,800

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, armchair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

armchair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, chair from the Paul J. and Ida Trier House, Des Moines, Iowa | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

chair from the Paul J. and Ida Trier House, Des Moines, Iowa
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $22,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, rare Executive Office chair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

rare Executive Office chair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, window ensemble from the Oscar Steffens House, Chicago, Illinois | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

window ensemble from the Oscar Steffens House, Chicago, Illinois
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Junior Executive chair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

Junior Executive chair from Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
estimate: $20,000–25,000
result: $21,600

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, window from the dining room of the Oscar Steffens House, Chicago, Illinois | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

window from the dining room of the Oscar Steffens House, Chicago, Illinois
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $21,250

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, sectional sofa from the Sweeton House | Wright20.com

Frank Lloyd Wright

sectional sofa from the Sweeton House
estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $20,399

Frank Lloyd Wright Works in Context

Frank Lloyd Wright 1867–1959

During his seventy year career as an architect, Frank Lloyd Wright created more than 1,100 designs, half of which were realized and a large portion of which came about later in his life. Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1867. He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in 1885 to study civil engineering, completing only two years of the program. After working for Joseph Silsbee on the construction of the Unity Chapel in Oak Park, Illinois Wright decided to pursue a career in architecture and he moved to Chicago where he began an apprenticeship at the famed architectural firm Adler and Sullivan, working directly with Louis Sullivan until 1893.

After parting ways, Wright moved to Oak Park. Working from his home studio, he developed a system of design developed from grid units and rooted in an appreciation of natural materials that would come to be known as the Prairie School of Architecture and would change the landscape of American design forever. Wright devoted himself to teaching and writing during the 1920s and 1930s. 1935 marked the beginning of an immense surge of creativity and productivity as he began work on his most celebrated residential design, Fallingwater. In the 1940s and 1950s Wright focused on his Usonian designs that reflected his belief in democratic architecture, offering middle-class residential options. In 1943, Wright took on his most demanding commission, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The museum, which would open its doors six months after his death in 1959, would be called his most significant work.

Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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