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Two Philip Miller Steel "Much Obliged" Rocking Chairs

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3265B
Lot:
429
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Auction:
20th Century Design - 3265B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 20, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Two Philip Miller Steel "Much Obliged" Rocking Chairs, United States, late 20th century, ht. 41, wd. 29, dp. 35 in.

Note: Part of a gallery exhibit at Santa Monica's Gallery of Functional Art in 1992. The California artist Philip Miller dubbed them the "Much Obliged" rocker, quoting a blues lyric from singer Taj Mahal: "you got a handful of gimme, and a mouth full of much obliged." The chair was designed to be completed with the head of the actual sitter. A total of thirty chairs were produced, and are included in a two-page portfolio in the book The Rocker by Bernice Steinbaum (Rizzoli, 1992).
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Some surface oxidation.


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Keywords

Philip Miller, Architecture, Bernice Steinbaum, Chair, Rocking chair, States and union territories of India, Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh, United States

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