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Original Darwin Martin House Window Going On Auction Block

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 25, 2013 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Jul 24, 2013

Steve Cichon sends word that a rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art glass window from the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, NY will be sold at no reserve on August 3, 2013 at Schultz Auctioneers. More details after the jump... As stated in the press release: "The now-restored Martin House was sold by the City of Buffalo for back taxes in the 1950s, after much of the landmark home's original glass, artwork, and furnishings were...




 

 

Screen Shot 2013-07-24 at 7.38.57 AMSteve Cichon sends word that a rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art glass window from the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, NY will be sold at no reserve on August 3, 2013 at Schultz Auctioneers. More details after the jump...

As stated in the press release:

"The now-restored Martin House was sold by the City of Buffalo for back taxes in the 1950s, after much of the landmark home's original glass, artwork, and furnishings were removed.

Wright called the Martin House at Summit Avenue and Jewett Parkway in Buffalo his 'opus,' and always regarded the home as the finest example of his Prairie Style.

While this window from Wright-designed window has now been in a Western New York home for over 50 years, there are vintage photos of the Martin House showing this exact piece.

It is exceedingly rare for an item from one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most personally beloved designs to come to auction.

Nationwide inquiries are expected on this piece, but the auctioneers, Ben & Kelly Schultz, hope the window will remain in the Buffalo area. The Darwin Martin House Restoration Corporation has been made aware of the find."

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Ideally, this window needs to find its way back to the only place it really belongs: The Darwin D. Martin House. It's a shame that the owners couldn't work something out with The Darwin Martin House Restoration Corporation to avoid an auction. Hopefully something will work out that will allow this window to truly come home.

More information about the auction here.

Image via schultzauctioneers.net


 

 

 
 
 

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