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    Sam Maloof (American, 1916-2009)
    A Set of Eight Dining Chairs, 1994
    California walnut
    43 x 24 x 25 inches (109.2 x 61.0 x 63.5 cm) (host)
    Each signed: 1994, Sam Maloof dfa r.i.s.d./ M.j/L.W.

    The set including six dining chairs, and host and hostess seats, the chairs are numbered 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 32 & 34. Dining chairs measure 43 x 21.5 x 22 inches.

    One of the most endearing aspects of the artist
    Sam Maloof was the effect his character had on the
    families who lived with his hand-made creations. To
    know Sam Maloof, and to work with his studio, was
    to be embraced by loving and generous friends.
    Sam exhibited a generosity of spirit that he displayed both inside the studio
    and out. One of the hallmarks of commissioning a piece of Sam's work was
    that you were treated like family during the process, and you became 'a
    friend for life.' Over and over, the families who have lived with works by
    Maloof have noted that they treasured their friendship with the artist, and the
    stories of working with Sam, just as much as they loved living with the actual
    physical works.
    Ted Seidman was an enthusiastic weekend wood-worker who shared the
    same love of wood as his friend Sam Maloof. It is evident from the family
    stories, that Sam and Ted truly enjoyed each other's company. The quality of
    the works produced for the Seidman family and even the adventurous spirit
    of this commission, underscore an especially close connection between artist
    and client. Maloof clearly thought highly of Ted Seidman, his lovely wife
    Ellen and their family as he created a magnificent free-edged and notched
    table for their home like no other. The monumental sculptural dining table
    and eight-chair set on offer at Heritage is simply a Sam Maloof masterwork.
    Heritage is proud to offer the Ted and Ellen Seidman Sam Maloof commission
    for sale at auction.


    Condition Report*: Scuffing to the headrest of chair #21, approximatley 5" in length, a 1" x 1" area of darkening to the seat of chair #22, 5" diameter wine stain to the seat of chair #25.  The group presents well overall.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    17th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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