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George Nakashima

"Minguren" Coffee table

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Michael and Renee Silverstein

George Nakashima

George Nakashima

"Minguren" Coffee table

"Minguren" Coffee table

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

17,640

USD

Property from the Collection of Michael and Renee Silverstein

George Nakashima

"Minguren" Coffee table


circa 1960s

American black walnut

signed with the original owner's name

11 1/8 x 76 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (28.4 x 194.3 x 31 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This incredibly sleek and elegant work by George Nakashima appears to have been refinished at some point in its history. The wood includes scattered and very minor hairlines to the sides which are inherent to the making. The wooden surfaces present with light surface scratches and very minor abrasions to the wood concentrated to the edges and base. One edge of the table presents with an area of filling and inpainting to the wood, covering an area measuring approximately 8 1/2 inches wide, possibly inherent to the making and stable. 


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.

DeLorenzo Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1996
Derek E. Ostergard, George Nakashima: Full Circle, New York, 1989, p. 118 (for a related example)
Mira Nakashima, Nature, Form, & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima, New York, 2003, p. 106 (for a related example)