One of the original glass skylight windows of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is being auctioned on August 3rd after being stored away by a private owner for half a century. courtesy: schultz auctioneers.On Saturday, August 3rd, a glass skylight window designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright will be sold by Schultz Auctioneers in Clarence, New York. The window, which has a pre-auction estimate of $50,000 to $100,000, originates from the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, one Wright’s best known examples of his the Prairie Style. Two Martin House windows have sold at Christie’s for $62,500 and $104,500 each in 2011.
The window is one of the 394 original glass pieces—windows, doors, pier cluster casements, skylights, laylights, and sidelights—that once adorned the Martin House residential complex. Categorized by linear and geometric abstractions, Wright referred to the windows as “light screens,” and used them to create greater flexibility between interior and exterior space.