Heritage Auctions salutes studio movement with Oct. 10 sale

Sam Maloof (American, 1916-2009), custom rocking chair, 2002, California walnut, ebony inlay. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Heritage auctions image

Sam Maloof (American, 1916-2009), custom rocking chair, 2002, California walnut, ebony inlay. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Heritage auctions image

DALLAS – A California walnut custom rocking chair handcrafted by Sam Maloof in 2002 highlights the work behind the world’s most celebrated designers, makers, and artists in Heritage Auctions’ 20th & 21st Century Art and Design Auction on Saturday, Oct. 10. Curated with an emphasis on the American Studio Movement, the auction provides both veteran collectors and first-time buyers a celebration of the handcrafted object. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Custom Rocking Chair, 2002 (est. $25,000-$35,000), is the most famous form to come from Sam Maloof, the artist now widely considered the most important postwar West Coast furniture maker. Maloof is widely recognized as a founding figure of the American Studio Craft movement.

Sam Maloof early dining table with end table extensions, 1961, California walnut, leather, 87 3/4 long x 48 inches wide. Fully extended the table measures 131 inches long. Estimate: $35,000-$55,000. Heritage auctions image

Sam Maloof early dining table with end table extensions, 1961, California walnut, leather, 87 3/4 long x 48 inches wide. Fully extended the table measures 131 inches long. Estimate: $35,000-$55,000. Heritage auctions image

A second Maloof commission, a rare dining table (above) with end table extensions, dates to 1961 and appears at auction from a private Los Angeles collection (est. $35,000-$55,000), which also offers an extraordinary credenza, 1961, (est. $18,000-$25,000) and a rare set of eight dining chairs (below), 1961 (est. $40,000-$60,000).

Sam Maloof set of eight dining chairs, 1961, upholstered walnut. Stamped to undersides Designed made Maloof California, 6,12, 60. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Heritage auctions image

Sam Maloof set of eight dining chairs, 1961, upholstered walnut. Stamped to undersides Designed made Maloof California, 6,12, 60. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Heritage auctions image

Additional studio furniture creations include work by famed Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, who lent his hand and eye to furniture design to create the sleek and sexy Typogram lounge chair (below), 2008 (est. $15,000-$20,000). Four lots in the auction by furniture maker George Nakashima include a free-edge Conoid coffee table, circa 1975 (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Bernard Tschumi (Swiss/French, b. 1944), Typogram lounge chair, 2008, 90 inches long. This work is number one from an edition of three and one artist proof. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Heritage auctions image

Bernard Tschumi (Swiss/French, b. 1944), Typogram lounge chair, 2008, 90 inches long. This work is number one from an edition of three and one artist proof. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Heritage auctions image

George Nakashima (American, 1905-1990), Conoid coffee table, circa 1975, English walnut with East Indian rosewood butterfly keys, 31 inches long. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Heritage auctions image

George Nakashima (American, 1905-1990), Conoid coffee table, circa 1975, English walnut with East Indian rosewood butterfly keys, 31 inches long. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Heritage auctions image

The auction’s studio jewelry selection include Pablo Picasso’s hand-crafted pendant Visage, circa 1950, (est. $10,000-$15,000) and Nike la Victoria, 1977, a necklace (below) by Paul Wunderlich (est. $10,000-1$5,000).

Paul Wunderlich (German, 1927-2010), ‘Nike la Victoria,’ 1977, silver necklace, etched to verso: ‘WUNDERLICH, 925, 1289/10000.’ Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Heritage auctions image

Paul Wunderlich (German, 1927-2010), ‘Nike la Victoria,’ 1977, silver necklace, etched to verso: ‘WUNDERLICH, 925, 1289/10000.’ Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Heritage auctions image

 

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