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531

Sam Maloof

Rocking Chair

Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof

Rocking Chair

Rocking Chair

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Sam Maloof

Rocking Chair


2003

ash, ebony

signed Sam Maloof d.f.a. r.i.s.d./©/M.j. C.w. d.w., numbered 27 and dated 2003

47 x 27¼ x 45¾ in. (119.4 x 69.2 x 116.2 cm)

Overall in excellent condition. The wood surfaces throughout present with extremely faint scattered scratches, minor abrasions and small indentations concentrated to the edges and legs as consistent with age and gentle use. A beautifully crafted chair with rich and dynamic wood figuring.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Clay Anderson et al., The Craftsman in America, Washington, D.C., 1975, p. 39
Sam Maloof, Sam Maloof: Woodworker, New York, 1983, front cover and pp. 56 (for a drawing of the model), 106-128 (for illustrations and an overview of the production process for the model) 206 and 212
Michael A. Stone, Contemporary American Woodworkers, Salt Lake City, 1986, p. 68
Patricia Conway, Art for Everyday: The New Craft Movement, New York, 1990, pp. 21 and 85
Edward S. Cooke, Collecting American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, 1971-1991, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, p. 50
Michael W. Monroe, The White House Collection of American Crafts, exh. cat., National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., 1995, p. 113
Jeremy Adamson, The Furniture of Sam Maloof, exh. cat., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., 2001, frontispiece and pp. 150, 179 (for a period photograph of the model), 190 (for a period photograph of Ronald Reagan seated in the model in the White House, 1981), 191-193 and 206
Crafting a Legacy: Contemporary American Crafts in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, 2002, p. 113 (for an example of the model in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Gerald W. R. Ward, and Kelly H. L'Ecuyer, The Maker's Hand: American Studio Furniture, 1940-1990, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2003, p. 31
Jo Lauria, Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects, New York, 2007, p. 101
Jeannine Falino, ed., Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design, exh. cat., Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2011, p. 240 (for an example of the model in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York)
Glenn Adamson, Objects USA 2020, exh. cat., R & Company, New York, 2020, p. 55