Wright lamp sells for record price

From Associated Press

A leaded-glass lamp designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been sold for just under $2 million, a record for a Wright piece at auction, Christie’s auction house said.

The lamp, created around 1903 for the Susan Lawrence Dana House in Springfield, Ill., was acquired Tuesday by a telephone bidder who wished to remain anonymous.

The double-pedestal lamp, designed in shades of green, yellow and amber, was one of a pair of lamps that stood in the library of the house, which was also designed by Wright.

The previous world auction record for a work by Wright was $704,000 for a lamp sold by Christie’s in 1988. The prices include the auction house’s commission.