A vintage George Nakashima round pedestal table with provenance. The walnut frame features a round top above a square pedestal ending in a four-point base. The underside is inscribed “Metcalf”. It is also signed “George Nakashima” and dated.
For a related lot see 17DET010-090 and 17DET010-098.
Provenance: The table comes with a copy of the original invoice dated “6/30/80”.
George Nakashima (1905—1990) was an American woodworker, furniture maker, and architect. One of the leading innovators of 20th-century furniture design, Nakashima used the natural patterns, forms, and even imperfections of wood to create minimalist pieces of beautiful and functional furniture. A hallmark of Nakashima’s work is the patience with which he produced his designs and the perfection that is evident in every part of his furniture. His pieces are highly sought after, imminently collectible. Many of Nakashima’s clients corresponded with him directly on a regular basis. Seller Robert Metcalf kept meticulous records on his collection of Nakashima pieces, including this correspondence. Many of these records and notes are included with the items in this sale, adding even more value to each piece.
For more information on this great designer’s life, work, and legacy please visit http://nakashimafoundation.org/; http://www.nakashimawoodworker.com/.
- to fair; some stains to top.