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George Nakashima Cabinet

Auction:
3045B
Lot:
354
Sold for:
$22,140$18,000

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 3045B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 14, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

George Nakashima Cabinet
Walnut, natural fiber cloth
New Hope, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1957
Rectangular top with free front edge over two sliding doors, originally designed as a radio cabinet with open back for the release of heat, back later closed for use as a credenza, a sliding tray rests over the area of circular holes that held the radio tubes, the historical integrity of the piece has been maintained, signed Danby on base, ht. 32 1/2, wd. 80, dp. 21 in.

Provenance: Made for Danby Radio Corp., 19S. 21st Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as one of four commissioned to be made by Mr. Nakashima. The cabinet has been in the family since its purchase from Danby.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

The back and cloth have been replaced . Original open back available , some dark spots on top.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Danby Radio Corp., Credenza, Danby, Furniture, George Nakashima, Visual arts, Philadelphia

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