GEORGE NAKASHIMA (1905 - 1990); NAKASHIMA STUDIO
Exceptional, massive "Dean's Desk" or console table with single-slab top, New Hope, PA, 1970; Figured English walnut; Unmarked; 28" x 114" x 35"; Provenance: University of Pittsburgh, Office of Director of Physical Plant, Pittsburgh, PA; Descended in the family; Copy of original order cards available
Sale Price: $40,625
Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000
Superb graining, 2 3/4" thick top. Features one small drawer under top. Warm and even patina, minor light scuffs to edges of base. Good vintage condition. 1/2" difficult-to-see filled hole to top (due to a missing wood knot). Small area (approx 2 1/2" dia.) of minor cloudiness to finish along one edge near corner of top.