In 1902, Susan Dana Lawrence, of Springfield, Illinois, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design and build her a grand residence suitable for entertaining. Wright designed the entire interior, furnishings, stained glass windows and textiles in addition to this 12,500 square foot historic masterpiece. A matched pair of these chairs can still be found in the master bedroom of the home.
The Dana-Thomas Occasional Chair is constructed to Wright’s original design. It was re-issued in 2006 by Copeland Furniture of Bradford, Vermont. Each piece bears a unique serial number, its date of manufacture, and the signature of Frank Lloyd Wright.