12-17-2011 12-17-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2577B Boston
December 17, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

George Nakashima (1905-1990) "New" Chair

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


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

Note: Believing in the integration of a personal and professional life, Nakashima began his business as a one-man shop and continued to operate on this principle throughout his career. He developed an international reputation and received many important commissions for buildings and furnishings for churches, corporate headquarters and private homes. A master craftsman, he created a distinctive style of furniture that gave "a second life" to the trees he loved so much. Nakashima received numerous awards, including the Gold Craftsmanship Medal of the American Institute of Architects (1952).
Estimate $1,000-1,500


George Nakashima, Chair, Pennsylvania, American Institute of Architects