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George Nakashima

"Conoid" Dining Table

Property from a Private Collection, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

George Nakashima

George Nakashima

"Conoid" Dining Table

"Conoid" Dining Table

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Property from a Private Collection, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

George Nakashima

"Conoid" Dining Table


1985

American black walnut, East Indian rosewood keys

signed Nakashima, dated April 19, 1985 and with the name of the present owner

28⅜ x 96 x 49¾ in. (72.1 x 243.8 x 126.4 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wood presents with surface irregularities, scattered minor hairline cracks and free edges which are inherent to the making and enhance the craftsmanship of the table. The walnut surfaces appear to have been sensitively reconditioned at some point in the history of the piece to restore the rich original appearance of the wood. The wooden surfaces present with very light scratches, minor abrasions and small indentations concentrated to the edges and legs as consistent with gentle use. The edges of the tabletop present with a few minor indentations to the wood which appear to have been sensitively filled and inpainted at some point in the history of the piece, not visually distracting. The tabletop presents with two fine hairline cracks near the central gap where the two planks of wood are joined, the largest measuring approximately 3 in. and both of which appear to have been sensitively stabilized at some point in the history of the piece.


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.

Commissioned directly from the artist by the present owner, 1983