Property from the Coonley Playhouse, Riverside, IL  

Property from the Coonley Playhouse, Riverside, IL

Blog | September 11, 2017
Coonley Playhouse

Property from the Avery Coonley Playhouse, a Frank Lloyd Wright construction in Riverside, Illinois, will be sold November 14 in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Modern Design auction. The collection includes numerous works by Gustav Stickley and the Stickley Brothers, which would have been made around 1912 when the playhouse was built. We also have an original chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from the playhouse.

The collection also includes numerous examples by George Nakashima that were custom built for the Playhouse when it received a modern update in the late 80s. George Nakashima trained under Antonin Raymond, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1989, these are some of the last works by Nakashima before he died in 1990. Explore notable items that will be featured in the upcoming sale.

George Nakashima, a pair of Greenrock stools. Crafted from American black walnut and upholstered. Estimated at $5,000 – $7,000.

George Nakashima, a low table. Crafted from American black walnut. Estimated at $6,000 – $8,000.

George Nakashima, a pair of Conoid cushion lounge chairs. Frame in black walnut hickory and upholstered seat and back cushions. Estimated at $15,000 – $20,000.

George Nakashima, a pair of Kornblut cabinets in American black walnut. Estimated at $40,000 – $60,000.

Frank Lloyd Wright, a walnut side chair from the Coonley Playhouse, 1912. Estimated at $4,000 – $6,000.

A Stickley Brothers oak desk, first quarter 20th century. Estimated at $800 – $1200.

George Nakashima, a pair of end tables in American black walnut. Estimated at $10,000 – $15,000.

Inside the Auction

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