GEORGE NAKASHIMA (1905 - 1990); NAKASHIMA STUDIO
Sliding Door Cabinet, New Hope, PA; Walnut, pandanus cloth; Unmarked; 28 1/2" x 73" x 18"; Provenance: Originally made for Toby Royston (1913 - 2009), who lived in Folly Cottage in Exton, PA.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: $20,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
One adjustable shelf on left, drawers on right. Top refinished, some even yellowing and minor stains to original pandanus cloth. Doors slide well, clean interiors. Some minor dents throughout, overall very good condition.