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Butterfly Arch Stained Glass Panel
by Frank Lloyd Wright
from the Susan Lawrence Dana House
Springfield, IL
Item #9040
Dimensions: 19 1/4" x 5 1/2" Arch

The Dana House in Springfield, Illinois is one of the best preserved and most complete examples of Wright's early Prairie style houses. One of the most striking features is the elaborate use of ornamental art glass throughout the house. Visitors are greeted at the main entrance by an intricate butterfly arch over the exterior door and again over the interior door on the other side of the vestibule. The butterfly wreath, or transom articulates the stretched wings of the butterfly in geometric panes of gold, green and brown. The butterfly motif may have been derived from the nine butterflies on the marble mantel in the Victorian sitting room. Perhaps the inspiration came from Wright's own interest in flight. The design is repeated in the five chandeliers of the dining room and gallery and again on several doors.

This Frank Lloyd Wright Collection product is authorized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona and has been developed with the cooperation of the Dana-Thomas House Foundation. A portion of the sales of this product supports the conservation and education programs of these institutions. The Dana-Thomas House is administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. 

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