Sale 18DD02 | Lot 128

Dankmar Adler and Louis Henry Sullivan Cast and Wrought Iron Elevator Grille From the Chicago Stock Exchange Building

Catalogue: Doyle+Design

Lot Details

Lot 128
Dankmar Adler and Louis Henry Sullivan Cast and Wrought Iron Elevator Grille From the Chicago Stock Exchange Building
Made by the Winslow Brothers Company, Chicago, IL, circa 1893-4
Height 74 inches, width 29 1/2 inches.
Provenance:
Sotheby's, Online, June 2002
Literature:
John Vinci, The Trading Room: Louis Sullivan and The Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago, 1989, pp. 22-23;
Ward Miller, John Vinci, Aaron Siskind and Richard Nickel, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, New York, 2010, p. 190.
Late 19th century Chicago was one of America's most important commercial centers and the birthplace of the skyscraper. In 1893, architects Louis Sullivan (1856-1924) and Dankmar Adler (1844-1900) were tasked with designing the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, a thirteen-story structure which is regarded as the partners' greatest achievement. Their simple organic design was an example of the genre known as the Chicago School of Architecture. Despite public outcry, in 1972 the structure was demolished and architectural fragments like this elevator grille were saved for posterity.


C A Private Collection of Important Design

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Generally good condition overall; some bending to elements as expected; at least three areas of loss, as seen in images; light wear to metal and spots of over painting


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Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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