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Lot 247
GEORGE NAKASHIMA | "HOST NEW CHAIR" ROCKER
GEORGE NAKASHIMA | "HOST NEW CHAIR" ROCKER
GEORGE NAKASHIMA | "HOST NEW CHAIR" ROCKER
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Property from the D. H. McCowan Collection

GEORGE NAKASHIMA | "HOST NEW CHAIR" ROCKER

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Property from the D. H. McCowan Collection

GEORGE NAKASHIMA | "HOST NEW CHAIR" ROCKER

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Sold:4,375USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the D. H. McCowan Collection

GEORGE NAKASHIMA

"HOST NEW CHAIR" ROCKER


1965

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)

Condition Report

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.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

D. H. McCowan, Bend, Oregon, commissioned directly from the artist, 1965

Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

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

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