This Prairie School drop leaf sewing table was designed around 1908 by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Avery Coonley House in Riverside, Illinois, for which Wright designed all the furnishings.
This sewing table is representative of the Prairie School style created by Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright had an illustrious career in Chicago, working under Joseph Silsbee and Alder & Sullivan before beginning private practice. Wright is best known for his private residences, like the Avery Coonley House, designed in what is called Prairie School. This architectural style used dark woods and natural colors to create a sense of intimacy and warmth, and Wright often designed the furniture, windows, and all other decorative elements as integral parts of the whole space. Wright's homes, although only affordable for the wealthiest Chicagoans, had an enormous impact on residential architecture across America.