Freeman's Auction

Design
16 October 2016

24

GEORGE (AMERICAN, 1905-1990) AND MIRA (AMERICAN, B. 1942) NAKASHIMA

SPECIAL CONOID ROOM DIVIDER, NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA, 1989/1991

Persian walnut, pandanus cloth, and rosewood.
Signed and dated: "Nakashima March 6 1991"
Signed with client's name: "Morrissey"

H: 23, W: 84, D: 22 1/2 in.



PROVENANCE:

Collection of Jim & Nan Morrissey, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Acquired directly from the artist, 1991
Estimate $20,000-30,000

NOTE:

This lot was designed by George Nakashima, yet executed by Mira Nakashima following his death. It is accompanied by the original sketch signed and dated: "Mira Nakashima Yarnall, June 24, 1989 and 2/2/91." It is also accompanied by a photocopy of the orginal invoice and carbon copy of the original purchase receipt.


Sold for $59,375 (buyer's premium included)