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Shizuhiko and Futami Watanabe, Tall dresser

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Lot 0164 Details

Description
Shizuhiko and Futami Watanabe
Tall dresser

USA, c. 1968
walnut, walnut veneer
50 h × 37.75 w × 21 d in (127 × 96 × 53 cm)

Shizuhiko Watanabe interned at the Nakashima Studio in the 1960s before starting his own firm. The present work was designed by his sister, Futami, for her and her husband's mid-century home by local Lambertville architect Jules Gregory.

Dresser features a natural edge and six drawers.

Provenance: Collection of C. Robert and Futami (Watanabe) Parvin | Thence by descent

please note: this work is located at, and will ship from, Rago in Lambertville.
Condition
Areas of light surface scratches to top and side panels. Minor shrinkage fissures to top. Loss to back right corner of top (1 h x 4 w inches). A few scattered dents to edges and corners (largest measures 0.5 dia. inches). Lifting, losses (largest loss measures 2.5 inches), and seam separations to veneered base. Drawers work well and have clean interiors.
Condition reports are rendered as specialist opinion by the staff of the Auction House and/or independent consultants and not as statements of fact. We do not guarantee the content of written or verbal condition reports. The absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with the lot. Please call us at (609) 397-9374 or e-mail condition@ragoarts.com with any questions about this lot at least 24 hours prior to auction.
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Shizuhiko and Futami Watanabe, Tall dresser

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Jul 29, 2020
Starting Price $1,400
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