George Nakashima New Side Chairs

American (New Hope, Pennsylvania), mid-20th century. A pair of George Nakashima (1905-1990) Modernist New side chairs in walnut and hickory, each with a spindle back, shaped seat, on turned legs and stretchers; oah. 36 in. (each). 

Provenance:Property of Grailville, Loveland, OH
Originally purchased by Lydwine Van Kersbergen (1904-1998), a founding Grail member in the United States, between 1956-1964, while residing at an early Grail center in Burlington, NJ.


Both chairs show signs of wear and use, especially around the ends of the legs and at edges. Two splits in the seat and the back left leg at the strecther of one chair. The other chair has had the front stretcher re-glued to the front left leg. This chair also has some harder wear along the top edges of its seat , with some losses. Along the back of the top rail, there is some residue that appears to be paint and a small spot of loss.

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Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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