copper vase, original patina

Weed holder, c. 1895-1900

Wright designed this weed holder shortly after establishing his own architectural practice in 1893. He used it in several of his interiors, including the octagonal library in his own studio in Oak Park (1898) and the dining room of the Susan Lawrence Dana house in Springfield, Illinois (1902). The unusually slender shape was meant to accommodate the prairie plants of the Midwest.

Details
Title
Weed holder
Artist Life
1867–1959
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.276.2
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copper vase, original patina