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Prairie Style Sconce - Frank Lloyd Wright

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Project by Randy Price posted 09-07-2009 01:07 AM 6944 views 46 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sconce I built based on a design by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Francis W. Little residence in Wayzata, MN. The house has been demolished but the living room containing four of the sconces exists in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

My version is made of walnut with rice paper shades and is 32” tall and 7” wide.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 09-07-2009 01:11 AM

Great job looks fantastic

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#2 posted 09-07-2009 01:13 AM

That is a beautiful design and you carried it out exquisitely…I am a big fan of FLW’s style. I used to visit some of the buildings in Az that he designed….He also was said to have had a very good sense of humor….they say the ASU stadium looks like a toilet from the air….(per his intended design).

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#3 posted 09-07-2009 03:52 AM

This is a beautiful lamp.

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huff

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#4 posted 09-07-2009 04:17 AM

Wow! Beautiful sconce. Great build and a wonderful finish.

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#5 posted 09-07-2009 06:25 AM

A build to be proud of. Looks truly wonderful.

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#6 posted 09-07-2009 07:18 AM

Looks great!! You need an electrician to put a plug up behind it ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 09-07-2009 11:15 AM

Simply elegant and flawless craftsmanship. Some people are just born to be woodworkers and I think you must be one of them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Tim Pursell

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#8 posted 09-07-2009 01:32 PM

Great lamp. I checked out your website and you do some really nice FLW lighting.
Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 09-07-2009 04:36 PM

Really beautiful. Nice Job!!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#10 posted 09-08-2009 06:17 PM

I added this one to my favourites. A pair of them would make great bedside lamps.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 11-20-2009 09:42 PM

Great lamp

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