GEORGE NAKASHIMA (1905 - 1990); NAKASHIMA STUDIO
Bench with Back, New Hope, PA, 1969; Figured walnut, hickory; Signed and dated; 32" x 73" x 29"; Provenance: Originally made for Toby Royston (1913 - 2009), who lived in Folly Cottage in Exton, PA. The cottage is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home built in the 1960s by Wright's protégé, John Howe, and Wright's son-in-law, William Wesley Peters, of Taliesin Associated Architects. It was ultimately dubbed "Folly" due to the length and unexpected expense of the project. Royston commissioned exceptional pieces of furniture from George Nakashima to decorate the home, many of which Rago's sold in 2010.
Sale Price: $11,875
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Height of seat 14", depth of seat approx. 20". Light to moderate water stains to seat, mostly along left front side/corner. Shallow darkened dents and scratches to top of seat. Good vintage condition.