Rare Early Rosewood Rocking Chair by Sam Maloof For Sale
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Rare Early Rosewood Rocking Chair by Sam Maloof

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An early model of rocking chair designed and made by Sam Maloof (1916-2009), one of the most esteemed American woodworker who instilled a timeless fluid aesthetic into American modern design. Rarely constructed in rosewood and upholstered in black leather, this rocking chair was made around 1963. It is an early model that pioneered his later iconic rocking chairs that are sought after by collectors worldwide. This chair is from the collection of John Maloof, the grandson of Sam Maloof. According to John, this chair was originally made for John F. Kennedy, but after the president's untimely passing, Sam gave it to his daughter, Marilouise, who then passed it down to John. The chair is stamped mark designed made MALOOF California. Literature: A comparable early example is illustrated on page 118 in the book "The Furniture of Sam Maloof" by Jeremy Adamson, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2001.  

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Fine vintage condition with warm patina. Expected age wear found in very carefully used pieces: a few light surface scratches mostly along the side and base, 1-2 minor aging lines in the natural wood. A stellar example of Maloof's early work.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 45.75 in. x W 25.5 in. x D 35 in.H 116.21 cm x W 64.77 cm x D 88.9 cm
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU90454640053
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