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THE FOLLOWING TWO LOTS ARE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER

George Nakashima
THE IMPORTANT "CONOID" BENCH FROM THE JAPANESE HOUSE, POCANTICO HILLS, NEW YORK
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 240,000 USD
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THE FOLLOWING TWO LOTS ARE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER

George Nakashima
THE IMPORTANT "CONOID" BENCH FROM THE JAPANESE HOUSE, POCANTICO HILLS, NEW YORK
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 240,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

George Nakashima
THE IMPORTANT "CONOID" BENCH FROM THE JAPANESE HOUSE, POCANTICO HILLS, NEW YORK
underside marked GREENROCK
American black walnut and hickory with one East Indian rosewood key
31 x 114 x 41 1/4 in. (78.7 x 289.6 x 104.8 cm)
ca. 1974
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Derek E. Ostergard, George Nakashima:  Full Circle, New York, 1989, p. 157
Mira Nakashima, Nature, Form and Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima, New York, 2003, p. 176

Exhibited

George Nakashima:  Full Circle, American Craft Museum, New York, May 6-August 20, 1989
James A. Michener Art Center, Doylestown, PA, September 17-November 19, 1989
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA, April 4-May 27, 1990

Catalogue Note

Begun in 1974, the Japanese House commissioned by Governor and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller in Pocantico Hills is arguably the largest and most impressive private commission undertaken by George Nakashima.  The home, designed by Junzo Yoshimura, contains a superb interior almost completely comprised of Nakashima designed furniture.  Called Greenrock by Nakashima, this interior included over 200 pieces, many unique designs as well as some forms that have since assumed this name.  The current lot is not only part of this landmark commission, but also was included in Full Circle, which was the first solo exhibition devoted to the work of George Nakashima.

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