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At Auction: Master woodworker John Nyquist's personal furniture at Bonhams & Butterfields

September 28, 2009 |  1:28 pm

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Last summer, I was fortunate enough to interview and make a video of master woodworker and furniture designer John Nyquist in his Long Beach studio and home. Tomorrow, six hand-made one-of-a-kind pieces from his residence are hitting at Bonhams & Butterfields' 20th Century Decorative Arts sale in Los Angeles. (Read the story and get a glimpse of some of the pieces here. See the video after the jump.)

Among the furniture up for sale: The walnut ladder-back rocking chair, upholstered with Jack Lenor Larsen fabric, is a 1998 prototype. It is expected to fetch $5,000 to $8,000.  The circa-2002 jewelry box crafted from Brazilian rosewood and ivory with a pink interior, made for his wife, Shirley is estimated to sell for $3,000 to $5,000

The pieces -- which blend classic midcentury and Scandinavian lines -- are on display until 5 p.m. today at 7601 Sunset Blvd. (323) 850-7000. They hit the block in an auction that begins  at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

--David A. Keeps

Photo Credit: Bonhams & Butterfields