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George Nakashima Renowned Minguren I Coffee Table

Lot 1144
George Nakashima (1905-1990). 1965; English oak burl, English oak, East Indian laurel butterfly joints; 18 in. H., 32 3/4 in. Diam.; One of the most renowned examples of early Nakashima furniture, this Minguren I coffee table has received international attention. Acquired directly from the artist - Dr. Seymour and Mrs. Phyllis Lifschutz, Princeton, NJ. Literature: Cover illustration - Derek OstergardÂ’s 1989 George Nakashima Full Circle catalogue, further detail pages 128-129. Cover illustration - The Soul of a Tree 1993 exhibition catalog, further detail pages 70-71. Mira Nakashima's Nature Form & Spirit - Life and Legacy of George Nakashima, page 201; Exhibited: 1989 Full Circle exhibition, American Craft Museum, New York (Museum of Arts and Design); 1993 The Soul of a Tree, Japan; Digital copy of original order card; Most recent correspondence with Mira Nakashima states: "This is the table selected for George Nakashima’s first and last great retrospective named the “Full Circle” in 1989, which returned after its tour around the country just before my father’s passing in 1990"


top water stains, base vertical board edge roughness

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