George Nakashima Model 217 Walnut & Oak Coffee Table by Widdicomb USA 11/1958

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Seller: splendidantiques ✉️ (1,585) 100%, Location: Tewkesbury, GB, Ships to: AMERICAS, EUROPE, ASIA, Item: 273939241400 George Nakashima Model 217 Walnut & Oak Coffee Table by Widdicomb USA 11/1958. George Nakashima Model 217 Walnut & Oak Coffee Table by Widdicomb Grand Rapids USA 1958 dated 11/58 Rare George Nakashima Walnut & Oak Coffee Table manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company, USA. Branded “GEORGE NAKASHIMA” and “NAKASHIMA” twice, with the manufacturer’s label, the rectangular inset top over two drawers with with brass drawer pulls, raised by two tapered legs and A shaped leg to underside of drawers, a magnificent rare piece that will only increase in value in years to come. Provenance: Phillips, New York, lot 244, 2nd December 2006 Bio George Nakashima American (1905 - 1990) Working out of his compound in rural New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima produced some of the most original and influential furniture designs of the post-war era. Nakashima aimed to give trees a second life, choosing solid wood over veneers and designing his furniture to highlight the inherent beauty of the wood, such as the form and grain. To this end, his tables often feature freeform edges, natural fissures and knot holes. Nakashima was an MIT-trained architect and traveled widely in his youth, gaining exposure to modernist design the world over. The signature style he developed was the distillation of extraordinary, diverse experiences, which led to the establishment of his furniture-making business in 1946. In particular, his practice of Integral Yoga, which he studied while working under the architect Antonin Raymond on the construction of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, had a lasting impact on his philosophy as a designer. After returning to the U.S. in 1940, Nakashima's family was interned in an American concentration camp, a horrible ordeal that nevertheless introduced him to traditional Japanese joinery by way of a Nisei woodworker he met in the camp. He incorporated these techniques and also drew on American vernacular forms, such as the Windsor chair. These diverse influences have resulted in immense crossover appeal in the world of twentieth-century design collecting. Condition: in very good vintage condition with no weakness to the joints, no past or present woodworm, all drawers are clean with no odours or smells, the drawers open and close with ease. Dimensions: Height 20.5” inches / 52cm Width 54” inches / 137cm Depth 18” inches / 45cmDelivery: Free delivery is offered to England & Wales only when buyer pays full asking price, next day delivery is not possible due to the size of the piece, please allow between 7-14 days deliveryPayment:I prefer Paypal (its safe and secure and always protects the buyer) but you are also welcome to pay by bank transfer or cash on collection.Refund policy:I offer a full 30 day ‘no quibble’ refund policy if you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, return carriage cost at buyers expense.Communication:I try to respond to all messages within 15 minutes between the hours of 7am to 8pm, outside of these hours I will respond first thing the following morning.Contact:If you would like to view this item or any of my other listings or have any questions or would like additional photographs please message me.Please look at my other other items here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/splendidantiquesFollow us on Instagram / splendid antiquesSiobhan Splendid Antiques Condition: In good original condition with age related wear, Style: French, Mid Century Classic, Material: Walnut, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Coffee Table

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