Heritage Auctions has revealed highlights from its 20th & 21st Century Design Auction, which takes place as part of the company’s annual Design Week of events in Beverly Hills.
"This expansive auction features the work of some of the most important and collected artists, designers and makers of the 20th century," said Katie Nartonis, Consignment Director, 20th + 21st Century Design.
"These works offer a timeline from the early years of Art Deco to the contemporary works. The sale offers in effect a kind of design timeline from the early years of Art Deco to more current design masterworks."
Leading the sale is a blown glass and forged steel red and gold leaf chandelier by the renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. The unique chandelier was originally commissioned in 1997 by Michael Palm, a New York-based collector, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and comes with an estimate of $60,000-$90,000.
Further notable lots will include a Frank Lloyd Wright dining chair originally designed in 1939 for the Clarence Sondern House in Kansas City, estimated at $10,000-$15,000; a George Nakashima black walnut Trestle Table, circa 1958, estimated at $7,000-$10,000; and a molded glass and chromed metal Cactus center table designed 1951 by Marc Lalique, estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
Any selection of American furniture and design would be incomplete without pieces by the master craftsman Sam Maloof, and the Heritage sale is no exception.
Collectors will have the chance to bid on a set of eight California walnut dining chairs, circa 1994, estimated at $30,000-$50,000; a monumental free-form trestle table with notch detail, made in 1992 and valued at $30,000-$50,000; a custom games table made in 1974, estimated at $12,000-$18,000; and one of Maloof’s iconic rocking chairs, made in 1970, estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
The auction will also offer pieces by the likes of Emil James Bisttram, Charles Hollis Jones, Howard Ben Tré, Peter Voulkos and John Nyquist.
The Heritage 20th & 21st Century Design Auction takes place in Beverly Hills on May 17.