12-17-2011 12-17-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2577B Boston
December 17, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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George Nakashima (1905-1990) "New" Chair

$2,370$2,000
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2577B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 17, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

George Nakashima (1905-1990) "New" Chair
American black walnut and hickory
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Spindle back with arms, marked Kinsey on base of seat, ht. 39, wd. 25 in.

Note: George Nakashima was born in 1905 in Spokane, Washington. Trained as an architect at the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he first began furniture-making ventures in India, Japan, and Seattle. Through the sponsorship of Antonin Raymond, he was released from the internment camps in the Idaho desert and founded his workshop in Bucks County about 1945.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

George Nakashima, Chair, Pennsylvania, Spokane, Seattle, India, Japan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Washington, Massachusetts, Antonin Raymond, Bucks County, Idaho desert