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News Release

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for four items of original furniture from the Samuel Freeman House in Hollywood. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The furniture was removed from the house and placed in storage after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The four items of furniture disappeared from a locked room within the storage facility sometime between July 5 to September 17, 2012. There were no signs of forced entry. The storage facility is managed by USC's School of Architecture.

The missing items include:

Two floor lamps designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the lamps has a missing glass pane that may have since been replaced. Link to crime alert:

A folding chair designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:

A tea cart designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:

Anyone with information is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section, at 213-486-6940. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be
directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.