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George Nakashima Captains Chair Nakashima Studio
By George Nakashima Studio
Located in Chicago, IL
George Nakashima captains chair Nakashima Studio, American black walnut, 1955.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair Of Studio Nakashima Captains Chairs (4 Available)
By George Nakashima
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of dramatic STUDIO Nakashima Captains Chairs Handcarved spindels. Mortis and Tendon design connection to arm. A beautiful design form of the captains chair. nice construction...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Set of Four Captain's Chairs by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful set of four captain's chairs with classic Nakashima details: carved spindles, mortis and tenon joinery and beautiful curvature in the seat. American, circa 1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four Black Walnut Captain's Chairs by George Nakashima Studio
By George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An accomplished set of four captain chairs from American midcentury craftsman George Nakashima. The black walnut chair has a curved, peaked backrest atop carved spindles, inspired by...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four Captain Chairs by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful set of four American black Walnut 'Captain" chairs handcrafted by George Nakashima in his New Hope Studio in 1976. These chairs were designed with creative exposed joints...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Captains Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
George Nakashima Captains chair made from English walnut, circa 1954.  Stunning vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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H 28.75 in. W 24.02 in. D 19.69 in.
George Nakashima Captain’s Chair New Hope Studio America, circa 1960
By George Nakashima
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
George Nakashima Captain’s chair New Hope Studio America, circa 1960 George Nakashima American black walnut ‘Captain's' chair USA circa 1960, this chair was handcrafted by George ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Chairs

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Captain’s Chair New Hope Studio, America, circa 1960
By George Nakashima
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
George Nakashima Captain’s chair New Hope Studio, America, circa 1960 George Nakashima American black walnut ‘Captain's' chair USA circa 1960, this chair was handcrafted by George...
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Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Chairs

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Captain's Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in Winter Park, FL
Made in American black walnut, a Captain's chair by G. Nakashima with hand-carved seat and spindle. Beautifully radiated and angled spindles and Classic Nakashima splayed legs. A bea...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Wood

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H 29 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
Set of Four George Nakashima Black Walnut Captain's Chairs
By George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An accomplished set of four captain chairs from American midcentury craftsman George Nakashima. The black walnut chair has a curved, peaked backrest atop carved spindles, inspired by...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Captain Chair in Black Walnut
By George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An accomplished example from American midcentury craftsman George Nakashima. The black walnut Captain chair has a curved, peaked backrest atop carved spindles. The seat is sculpted f...
Category

Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Early Set of Six Spindle Back Captain's Dining Chairs by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A lovely set of six captain's chairs designed and produced by George Nakashima from Nakashima studio in New Hope, PA. These feature solid black walnut with hickory spindles. Nice ear...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hickory, Walnut

Early One of a Kind George Nakashima Dining Set with Six Captain Chairs USA 1966
By George Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
This set includes six early captain chairs and a one of a kind George Nakashima Plank dining table with two leaves. We have full documentation with drawings, conversations and invoic...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Nakashima Captain's Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of black walnut armchairs by George Nakashima.
Category

20th Century American Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

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H 28 in. W 24 in. D 20.5 in.
George Nakashima for Knoll spindle back captains chairs
Located in Hollywood, CA
Set of four early George Nakashima for Knoll captains chairs in solid ebonized wood.
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Vintage 1940s American Dining Room Chairs

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H 29 in. W 21.5 in. D 17 1/2" Seat depth: 17&quot in.
Set of 8 George Nakashima Captain's Chairs in Black Walnut
Located in New York, NY
Amazing original matched set of 8 Captain's chairs by George Nakashima. A brilliant and comfortable chair design utilizing many of Nakashima's trademark techniques; carved shovel sea...
Category

20th Century American Armchairs

George Nakashima for Knoll spindle back captains chairs
Located in Hollywood, CA
Set of four Nakashima for Knoll early captains chairs. These chairs are solid wood and though they were produced by a different group of skilled laborers than the fifty or more that...
George Nakashima Captain's Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
George Nakashima black walnut captain's chair with hand carved seat and spindles. Classic Nakashima splayed legs. A beautiful example. Small restoration.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Walnut

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H 29 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
Captain's Chair by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A solid walnut 'Captains' armchair with hand-hewn backrest, spindles and shaped seat, on four splayed, tapered dowel legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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  • Captain's Chair by George Nakashima
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H 28 in. W 24 in. D 18.5 in.
Rare George Nakashima Walnut Dining Set with Four Captain's Chairs
By George Nakashima
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare single-owner dining set by George Nakashima featuring exceptionally-preserved splayed leg dining table and four carved-seat "Captain's Chairs". Chairs signed to underside w...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Nakashima Captains Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the nakashima captains chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and hardwood, every nakashima captains chair was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer nakashima captains chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right nakashima captains chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. George Nakashima each produced at least one beautiful nakashima captains chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Nakashima Captains Chair?

The average selling price for a nakashima captains chair at 1stDibs is $7,200, while they’re typically $3,200 on the low end and $49,900 for the highest priced.

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