20th century furniture leads Heritage Art and Design sale



2015-09-14 09:05:51

A rocking chair by the celebrated American furniture designer Sam Maloof will be amongst the highlights of an upcoming Heritage Auctions sale in Dallas.

The auction will offer a wealth of artworks, furniture and decorative objects, with a focus on the designers, makers, and artists of the American Studio Movement.

"This auction is a tribute to the visionaries of the late 20th Century whose desire for self-expression and a deeper connection to Nature influenced their creative work. These 20th Century artists and makers sought to turn the Earth's elements such as clay, fiber, wood, even feathers into design that defines the Post War period," said Katie Nartonis, Consignment Director for Fine & Decorative Arts.

"This sale, combing the work of designers from around the globe with a special selection of American design, will appeal to our dynamic and engaged collecting public."

Maloof is regarded as a founding figure of the American Studio Craft movement, and the most important Post-War West Coast furniture maker.

The sale will offer several pieces from his studio: a California Walnut Custom Rocking Chair, crafted in 2002 and estimated at $25,000-$35,000; an Early Dining Table with End Table Extensions, dating from 1961 and valued at $35,000-$55,000; an Early Credenza, circa 1961, priced at $18,000-$25,000; and a rare set of Eight Early Dining Chairs, also circa 1961, estimated at $40,000-$60,000.

The sale will also include important pieces by American woodworked George Nakashima, led by a Free-Edge Conoid Coffee Table, circa 1975, estimated at $20,000-$30,000 and a 'Sanso' Dining Table valued at $25,000-$35,000.

Further furniture highlights include an Electrolier Chandelier from the Chicago Auditorium Building, created in 1886 by Louis H. Sullivan, estimated at $30,000-$50,000; an American Mid-Century Table, with walnut and maple accents, estimated at $5,000-$7,000; and a Typogram Lounge Chair, created in 2008 by famed Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, estimated at $15,000-$20,000.

The Heritage Auctions 20th & 21st Century Art + Design sale takes place in Dallas on October 10.

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