Freeman's Auction

Design
16 October 2016

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

CUSTOM MINGUREN COFFEE TABLE, NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA, 1989/1996

English oak, walnut and hickory.
Signed and dated: "George Nakashima Sept 8, 1989"
Signed with client's name: "Morrissey"

H: 15, W: 51, D: 27 in.



PROVENANCE:

Collection of Jim & Nan Morrissey, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Acquired directly from the artist, 1989
Estimate $20,000-30,000

NOTE:

Originally conceived and built as a Minguren I coffee table by George Nakashima in 1989, this table was later customized with the addition of hickory spindles for added support by Mira Nakashima in 1996.

This lot is accompanied by the original sketch signed and dated by George Nakashima and a photocopy of the later repair order from Mira Nakashima.



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Sold for $20,000 (buyer's premium included)