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    WALTER LAMB BRONZE
    A Set of Six Bronze and Rope Barstools, manufactured by Brown Jordan, 1984
    Paper label: Brown Jordan, each with inventory number
    42-3/4 x 16 x 17 inches (108.6 x 40.6 x 43.2 cm) each

    PROVENANCE:
    Specially commissioned through Brown Jordan, Dallas, 1984.


    More Information:

    Walter Lamb was best known for his series of bronze furniture that he designed for Brown Jordan out of Pasadena, California in the mid-1940s.  Just after World War II, in Hawaii, Lamb started making his simple curved forms from bronze and copper pieces culled from sunken naval ships in Pearl Harbor.  The seats and backs were hand wrapped with cotton and cording ..  Brown Jordan purchased the design patent for his series just after 1945 and, once the supply of recycled materials had been depleted, began manufacturing Lamb's designs to the same specifications.  Lamb designs from this period have a remarkable patina, and are praised by outdoor furniture enthusiasts because the bronze leaves no marks on the surface beneath as it ages.  Copies of the original invoices accompany these lots.



    Condition Report*: Each paper label numbered, 458826, 458710, 458709, 458738, 458717, 458740.  All in excellent condition.  The ropes original.
    *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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
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