Property from the D. H. McCowan Collection
"HOST NEW CHAIR" ROCKER
American black walnut, hickory
with original owner's name and inscribed ROCKER
36¼ x 25 x 29 in. (89.5 x 63.5 x 73.6 cm)
Overall in good condition. The wood surfaces present with scattered minor surface scratches and marks, the largest surface scratch across the proper left back leg of the chair, only visible upon close inspection. Upholstery seat presents in good condition. An organic and elegant rocker.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
D. H. McCowan, Bend, Oregon, commissioned directly from the artist, 1965
Thence by descent to the present owner
George Nakashima, The Soul of a Tree: A Woodworkers’ Reflections, New York, 1988, pp. 150 (for the drawing) and 167
George Nakashima, exh. cat., Kukje Gallery, Seoul, 2006, pp. 8 and 32