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Drawing, Cushions for Living Room Seat, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, Kansas

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Frank Lloyd Wright and designed by George Mann Niedecken and made for (as the client) Henry J. Allen and Elsie J. Nuzman (Mrs. Henry J.) Allen. It is dated 1917 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is graphite, color pencil on light brown wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds.

Its dimensions are

35.5 x 51.5 cm (14 x 20 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper left corner: METAL PIN/ UP FRAME (all underlined); across upper half from left to right: UP FRAME/ FRONT/ METAL ANGLE TO HOLD UPHOLSTERING FRAME/ WOOD FRAME FOR BACK CUSHION (all underlined); along longitudinal axis of drawing from left to right: NO WOOD FRAME/ BACK/ 2" BOXING/ NO WOOD FRAME/ SEAT/ SEAT CUSHIONS IN THREE EQUAL DIVISIONS BY MEANS OF WELTS/ (in red pencil) NOTE DO NOT MAKE THIS SEAT FOR THE PRESENT/ PLAN OF CUSHION 12 1/2" BOXING/ NO WOOD FRAME/ THICKNESS OF CUSHION/ STUDY SEAT CUS[H]ION (all underlined); across lower left from left to right: LIVING ROOM SEAT + BACK CUS[H]ION/ PLAN OF SEAT CUSHION/ SCALE 1 1/2" = 1' 0"/ CUSHIONS FOR MR. J. ALLEN/ NIEDECKEN-WALBRIDGE CO. / INTERIOR ARCHITECTS/ ORDER # 186 (all underlined); across bottom: mohair brown stiped (?) (all underlined).

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cushions for Living Room Seat, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, Kansas; Designed by George Mann Niedecken (1878–1945); USA; graphite, color pencil on light brown wove paper; 35.5 x 51.5 cm (14 x 20 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds; 1983-1-27

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