Heritage Henredon’s Taliesin Furniture Line by Frank Lloyd Wright
This end table was built by Heritage Henredon in North Carolina around 1955. This is from the Taliesin Line which had 61 pieces in its group and was named for Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Wright’s history as a designer and architect is well documented. Though his buildings are his most famous contribution, he also contributed to the decorative arts as well largely in the area of furniture. This end table from the Taliesin line has the classic series of carvings around its edges which identify the line. Frank Lloyd Wright was a master of shape and proportion and here he uses this technique to create a sense of fashion for the end table. The Taliesin line from Heritage Henredon was short lived as it was not marketed well by the company and thus, did not perform well with the general public. There are pieces still available in the secondary furniture market today which can be identified by the carvings, manufacturer’s stamp and signature of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is a sample image of the signature block and a better close up picture of the distinct carvings from this line.