Property from the D. H. McCowan Collection
PAIR OF "CONOID CUSHION" ARMCHAIRS
American black walnut, hickory, fabric upholstered cushions
31 x 30½ x 35 in. (78.7 x 77.47 x 88.9 cm) each
Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces present with minor surface scratches, indentations, and areas of very minor discoloration, consistent with age and gentle use. The proper right back leg of one of the chairs is slightly loose, not disruptive to the overall structure. The other chair presents with minor evidence of an adhesive on proper left back leg and webbing which is missing one out of twelve screws, not structurally or visually disruptive. The cushions are in good condition. The lot includes four cushions in total, two serving as backrests and two serving as seats (four cushions in total). A fine example of an iconic form by Nakashima.
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, circa 1960s
Thence by descent to the present owner
Mira Nakashima, Nature Form & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima, New York, 2003, pp. 61 and 82