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    Sale 2149

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    26 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    SAM MALOOF (b. 1916)

    A WALNUT AND CORD BENCH, CIRCA 1946

    Price Realised  

    SAM MALOOF (b. 1916)
    A Walnut and Cord Bench, circa 1946
    16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high, 28¾ in. (73 cm.) wide, 16¼ in. (41 cm.) deep
    with label DESIGNED MADE BY SAM MALOOF ALTA LOMA CALIFORNIA


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    This bench is the first example of this model ever constructed. The model became one of his most popular designs in the 1950s and 60s. Later editions were subtituted with leather instead of laced cords and cross stretchers were also added.

    cf. J. Adamson, The Furniture of Sam Maloof, New York, 2001, fig. 46, p. 47 for an example of this model with leather lacing.

    Provenance

    Millard Sheets.
    Thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF RUE MICHELLE INTERIOR DESIGN, LA JOLLA