George Washington Maher (1864-1926) Octagonal Ceiling Lightcirca 1905with poppy pattern design, for the Herman W. Mallen House, Oak Park, Illinois, patinated bronze, leaded glassheight 12 1/2in (31.7cm); width 31 1/4in (79.3cm); depth 31in (78.7cm)

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Lot 92
George Washington Maher (1864-1926)
Octagonal Ceiling Light
circa 1905
with poppy pattern design, for the Herman W. Mallen House, Oak Park, Illinois, patinated bronze, leaded glass
height 12 1/2in (31.7cm); width 31 1/4in (79.3cm); depth 31in (78.7cm)

Sold for US$ 25,312 inc. premium

Modern Design | Art

13 Jul 2021, 10:00 PDT

Los Angeles

George Washington Maher (1864-1926)
Octagonal Ceiling Light
circa 1905
with poppy pattern design, for the Herman W. Mallen House, Oak Park, Illinois, patinated bronze, leaded glass
height 12 1/2in (31.7cm); width 31 1/4in (79.3cm); depth 31in (78.7cm)

Footnotes

  • The offered lot was originally installed in the living room of the Mallen House and was subsequently removed during a remodel of the home following a fire in the 1980s.

    George Washington Maher was a Chicago based architect known for his significant contributions to the Prairie School and Arts & Crafts design movements. Like his contemporaries, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Maher was known to use motifs that were based on geometric patterning mixed with designs from nature. Maher would creatively tie the design elements throughout a home together by his repeated use of native plant patterns that were incorporated in his custom windows, tiles and woodwork as well as on bespoke pieces of lighting and furniture. This was evident in Maher's use of poppies and vine patterns throughout the Herman W. Mallen house.

    Provenance
    Private Collector, Pacific Northwest
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George Washington Maher (1864-1926) Octagonal Ceiling Lightcirca 1905with poppy pattern design, for the Herman W. Mallen House, Oak Park, Illinois, patinated bronze, leaded glassheight 12 1/2in (31.7cm); width 31 1/4in (79.3cm); depth 31in (78.7cm)
George Washington Maher (1864-1926) Octagonal Ceiling Lightcirca 1905with poppy pattern design, for the Herman W. Mallen House, Oak Park, Illinois, patinated bronze, leaded glassheight 12 1/2in (31.7cm); width 31 1/4in (79.3cm); depth 31in (78.7cm)
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