Modern Design /16 March 2003


Edgar Tafel

dining table
USA, c. 1948
mahogany plywood
72 w × 35½ d × 30 h in (183 × 90 × 76 cm)

Edgar Tafel worked for Frank Lloyd Wright, and he is the author of "Apprentice to Genius," a widely read biography of his time with the American master builder. Tafel was Wright's key draftsman on Fallingwater in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. This table and cabinet clearly illustrate the influence Wright had on Tafel.

estimate: $3,000–4,000

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