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George Nakashima

Minguren I coffee table

$85,000 purchase

made in USA, 1986

material maple burl, American black walnut

size 53 ½ w x 28 d x 15 ¼ h in

description George Nakashima hand-selected this special, figured tabletop at the request of the original owners. The expressive and unusually thick slab top displays numerous fissures, recesses, burls, knots, continuous free edge and a naturally formed ’bridge’ to one edge. The light-colored and sculptural tabletop stands in balanced contrast to the minimal, dark walnut base. Nakashima added a unique profile to the slab base that tapers in three dimensions away from the center. Signed and dated to underside: [George Nakashima April 1986] with client name to underside: [Fabricand]. Sold with original correspondence from George Nakashima, a photocopy of the rendering for the table, a photocopy of the original order card and a letter of authentication from Mira Nakashiama.

condition Small loss to bottom edge near one corner, detectable by touch. Few minor points of wear to lower edge of base ends. Light wear to top in the form of several thin scuffs and one faint drink ring. Fine vintage condition overall.


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