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Laurent House Foundation raising funds to bring original chair back home

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright may soon be on its way home to the Laurent House.

When designing the home for the Laurent family, Wright also designed original furniture for the home. In 2011, the family decided to sell six pieces of furniture after falling on hard times; two chairs, two hassocks and two small tables

In recent years, the Laurent House Foundation has found and repurchased all the items, except for one chair and the two hassocks.

A Frank Lloyd Wright collector contacted the foundation saying he found the missing chair and is willing to sell it back for the price he bought it for; $11,700.

It's a large price tag, but Laurent House Foundation Board Vice President Mary Beth Peterson says it's worth it.

"This house is today a public museum and will be for generations to come," says Peterson. "By bringing that chair back, this will nearly complete our collection of original Frank Lloyd Wright designed furnishings."

To help bring the chair home, you can contact the Laurent House Foundation at 815-877-2952.

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Maggie Polsean

Maggie Polsean is an anchor for 13 News Today. Born and raised in Rockford, she is excited to be back home working for the station she grew up watching. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Christian Life high school in Rockford.

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