GEORGE NAKASHIMA (1905 - 1990); MIRA NAKASHIMA (b. 1942); NAKASHIMA STUDIO
Fine transitional Minguren II coffee table, New Hope, PA, 1990; Claro walnut burl, walnut; Signed Nakashima, November 20, 1990 Mira and client's name; 15 1/2" x 69" x 55"; Provenance: Rago Auctions, Modern, October 2013, lot 1023. Copy of original invoice, drawing and letter of authentication from Mira Nakashima; This table was commissioned from George Nakashima in 1989 and completed by Mira Nakashima. The "sister" table, made from the same piece of Claro walnut burl, is now in the collection of the Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA.
Sale Price: $40,625
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Two minor touch-ups to corners that are hard to see. Several free-form edges, highly figured and expressive 2 1/4" thick top. Light scuffs and scratches to top, otherwise very good condition.