Building 51 | Building 51 | early 20th century joseph j. walser leaded art glass window with chevron design motifs
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early 20th century joseph j. walser leaded art glass window with chevron design motifs

51-19118-13

Category

Frank Lloyd Wright

About This Item

very rare and amazingly intact frank lloyd wright- designed leaded art glass window salvaged from the extant joseph j. walser residence constructed in 1903. the beautifully colored and strongly geometrically designed “double chevron” window is comrised largely of clear and variegated opalescent earth tone slag, with sandwich gold leaf glass accent. the lead caming is all original. the remarkably well-designed and rhythmic arrangement of the symmetrical geometric design motifs are most impressive and typical of wright during the early prairie years. only two of these windows in this size and configuration were made for the walser residence. frank lloyd wright designed the home for printing executive joseph j. walser in the chicago neighborhood of austin. the house is badly dilapidated from decades of neglect. nearly all of the art glass windows were removed during the 1950’s by the family who owned at the house at the time. well-documented provenance was provided when the window was sold to the bldg. 51 museum (owned and operated by eric j. nordstrom of urban remains). possibly fabricated by linden or temple art glass. measures 41 3/4 x 24 inches