Prairie Style Sconce - Frank Lloyd Wright

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Project by Randy Price posted 1683 days ago 6469 views 45 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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#1 posted 1683 days ago

Great job looks fantastic

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1683 days ago

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).

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 1683 days ago

This is a beautiful lamp.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#4 posted 1683 days ago

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

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#5 posted 1683 days ago

A build to be proud of. Looks truly wonderful.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#6 posted 1683 days ago

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 1682 days ago

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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#8 posted 1682 days ago

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


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Rob Drown

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#9 posted 1682 days ago

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 1681 days ago

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 1608 days ago

Great lamp

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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