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    Charles Hollis Jones (American, b. 1945)
    Squiggly Wiggly Coffee Table
    Lucite, iron
    16 x 50-1/2 x 29 inches (40.6 x 128.3 x 73.7 cm)

    Heritage is pleased to offer a selection of historically important and
    new works by visionary designer, Charles Hollis Jones (b.1945).
    Jones was raised on a working farm in rural Indiana during the
    1950's, the youngest of 8 children. At the tender age of 16, with the
    blessing of his supportive parents, Jones moved to Los Angeles
    and founded CHJ Designs.
    Jones started designing clean-lined modern furniture using Lucite
    acrylic, a newly available product not commonly used previously
    for furniture design. The results, due to Jones terrific design sense
    and technical proficiency were immediately successful. His work is
    collected widely and his designs are a perennial favorite of interior
    designers and discerning collectors alike. The Los Angeles Times
    has referred to Charles as a "Pioneer in acrylic design" To this day
    he enjoys active gallery representation and a continual stream of
    stellar press. Hollis Jones is considered one of the most important
    living makers working on the West Coast from the Post-War
    Design era.
    Frank Sinatra, and other stars, were among Jones' first clients and
    important early commissions. Southern writer Tennessee Williams
    personally commissioned Jones to design a special chair for his use while writing, and this became the classic "Wisteria" chair
    (see examples on offer).
    In the 1970's Jones designed his award-winning "Edison" Lamp. Using original Thomas Edison designed light bulbs, this
    spare Lucite-and-steel lamp show its own inner workings to perfect impact. This stunning design won a California Design 11
    competition and even special design recognition from the German Government.
    Heritage is honored to offer both vintage and new designs by Hollis-Jones to our collectors in this sale. New works include the
    magnificent "Tree of Life" table designed by the artist as an homage to his beloved late father, a career arborist back home in
    Indiana. Also on offer are examples of rare vintage works by Hollis-Jones including his sexy classic "Sling" chair, the Edison
    Lamp and "Squiggly Wiggly" chair.


    Condition Report*: In very good condition and is a strong historic example of the table.
    *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.

    Auction Info

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