Curator‘s Comments

Widely regarded as one of the country’s finest furniture makers and marquetry artists, Rick Wrigley creates work that is both traditional and classic. He has spent extensive time looking at nineteenth-century American furniture as well as the twentieth-century furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Smith Bench is powerful in its classic simplicity and quiet beauty. The seating area is made of two matched planks of bubinga, separated by a honey-colored marquetry inset of American sycamore.

Rick Wrigley. American, Born 1955

Smith Bench, 2002

Bubinga with American sycamore marquetry inset

18 x 30 x 72 in

Gift of Wendy Burdsall Kirst, class of 1964

ID Number: SC TR 6435.11