20TH CENTURY DESIGN TO HIGHLIGHT JOHN MORAN’S NOVEMBER 21ST FINE ANTIQUE SALE Pasadena, CA – Over the past several years, 20th century modern design has taken the country by storm, as evidenced by the ever-increasing prices being realized at auction for furniture, decorative ob
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20TH CENTURY DESIGN TO HIGHLIGHT JOHN MORAN’S NOVEMBER 21ST FINE ANTIQUE SALE
Pasadena, CA – Over the past several years, 20th century modern design has taken the country by storm, as evidenced by the ever-increasing prices being realized at auction for furniture, decorative objects, lighting and art from this period. Important modern art museums the world over now include 20th century design as part of their collections and have featured many of the great post-war designers in solo shows. Aficionados of this design genre will therefore not want to miss Moran’s upcoming November auction of works by major names such as Eames, Lamb, Maloof, Stickley, Tiffany and Picasso.
Coming to the block from America’s most widely admired contemporary furniture craftsman, Sam Maloof, will be a set of four walnut dining chairs and a walnut breakfast table. Both of these lots reflect Maloof’s design signature of timeless beauty and function.
Each of the four chairs in the set is branded on the underside “1972/Sam Maloof” and has the original red/orange woolen upholstery fabric with original label still affixed. This set of chairs will be offered as one lot and is estimated to bring $7000 to $9000.
The Sam Maloof walnut breakfast table is branded on the underside “62/7.71/designed-made/Maloof/California.” The circular top sits on top of a quadripartite stem over downswept legs. This amazing work from Maloof is estimated to bring $10,000 to $15,000.
Coming from master outdoor furniture designer Walter Lamb will be fifteen lots of his signature tubular copper furniture. Created by Lamb in the 1940s for the Brown Jordan Company of Pasadena, CA, the offerings include sidechairs, settees, chaises longues, tables, stools, and wind chimes. The tables are estimated to bring $1000 to $2000 and the chaises longues are estimated to bring $2000 to $3000. One of the pairs of armchairs is estimated at $2000 to $3000.
Masters of 20th century function and affordability in furniture, Charles and Ray Eames will be represented at the sale with two of their classic style chairs. One will be offered with its ottoman, and is estimated at $1000 to $2,000. The single chair is expected to bring $800 to $1,200.
Among the other fabulous modern furniture lots to be offered will be a Lee West egg chair and ottoman, a pair of Duquette marble and oak low tables, a Limbert oak library table, a set of four Stickley #306 oak side chairs, an Eames sofa compact and a James B. Lansing walnut speaker console model #N-400.
Complementing the modern furniture will be an equally exciting selection of modern decorative accessories, lighting and art.
Brisk bidding will likely be had on two Picasso Madoura ceramic plates as well as Italian, Scandinavian, and French art glass from makers such as Murano Venini,