This Coonley Playhouse framed shadow box in walnut was inspired by the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Coonley Playhouse framed shadow box is based on a panel in the Avery Coonley Playhouse, Riverside, IL (c.1912). Unlike Wright's early designs with their nature derivations, the Playhouse windows are purely geometric in composition and feature bright, mostly primary colors. This design may have been inspired by a parade, the colored glass simulates a haphazard, yet controlled, arrangement of balloons, confetti and flags. The windows were the focal point of the playhouse, actually a kindergarten operated by Mrs. Coonley.
The Coonley Playhouse image is crafted from raised metal and colored enamel and mounted in a beveled white mat, set in a walnut frame made entirely from urban salvaged American wood. The interior and exterior sides of the frame are treated to a hand-applied finish.
Complete with traditional picture frame wire.
Dimensions: 9 1/8" x 15 3/8" x 1 1/2"
Made in the USA.