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Midway Gardens Chess Set - Frank Lloyd Wright

Midway Gardens Chess Set - Frank Lloyd Wright

Regular price $199.99 Sale

Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1913, was commissioned by his friend Edward C. Wallar to design a German-style beer hall and entertainment center known as Midway Gardens in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Midway Gardens, a cultural and entertainment indoor-outdoor complex, opened with great fanfare in 1914 and served as a venue for concerts, dance performances, fine dining and more. Not only did Wright design the building itself, but he also oversaw the creation of the furniture, interior fixtures, artwork and even the dishes and napkin holders. Also, Wright co-designed a series of concrete sculptures named "sprites" found throughout the huge complex with Italian-born sculptor Alfonso Ianelli. This chess set includes multiple "sprites" and other unique design elements Mr. Wright created for the Midway Gardens. The chess set is cold-cast resin with hand-rubbed surface coloring finish

King Size: 5"

The chess board is sold separately.

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