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George Nakashima Furniture

American, 1905-1990

A master woodworker and M.I.T.-trained architect, George Nakashima was the leading light of the American Studio furniture movement. Along with Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof and Wendell Castle, Nakashima was an artisan who disdained industrial methods and materials in favor of a personal, craft-based approach to the design. What sets Nakashima apart is the poetic style of his work, his reverence for wood and the belief that his furniture could evince — as he put it in the title of his 1981 memoir — The Soul of a Tree.

Born in Spokane, Washington, to Japanese immigrants, Nakashima traveled widely after college, working and studying in Paris, Japan and India, and at every stop he absorbed both modernist and traditional design influences. The turning point in Nakashima’s career development came in the United States in 1942, when he was placed in an internment camp for Asian-Americans in Idaho. There, Nakashima met a master woodcarver who tutored him in Japanese crafting techniques. A former employer won Nakashima’s release and brought him to bucolic New Hope, Pennsylvania, where Nakashima set up a studio and worked for the rest of his life.

Nakashima’s singular aesthetic is best captured in his custom-made tables and benches — pieces that show off the grain, burls and whorls in a plank of wood. He left the “free edge,” or natural contour, of the slab un-planed, and reinforced fissures in the wood with “butterfly” joints. Almost all Nakashima seating pieces have smooth, milled edges. Nakashima also contracted with large-scale manufacturers to produce carefully supervised editions of his designs. Knoll has offered his Straight chair — a modern take on the spindle-backed Windsor chair — since 1946; the now-defunct firm Widdicomb-Mueller issued the Shaker-inspired Origins collection in the 1950s.

Nelson Rockefeller in 1973 gave Nakashima his single largest commission: a 200-piece suite for his suburban New York estate. Today, Nakashima furniture is collected by both the staid and the fashionable: his work sits in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as in the homes of Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Diane von Furstenberg and the late Steve Jobs.

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Creator: George Nakashima
George Nakashima Pair of 'Conoid' Dining Chairs in Walnut
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima for Nakashima Studio, pair of 'Conoid' chairs, walnut, hickory, United States, 1962 This stunning pair of Conoid dining chairs are designed by woodwork master Georg...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Hickory, Walnut

George Nakashima Set of Four 'Conoid' Dining Chairs in Walnut
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima for Nakashima Studio, set of four 'Conoid' chairs, walnut, hickory, United States, 1962 This stunning set of four Conoid dining chairs are designed by woodwork mast...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Hickory, Walnut

George Nakashima 'New' Dining Chairs in Walnut and Hickory
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima, ‘New’ dining chairs, American black walnut, hickory, United States, 1975 With regard to its essential form, material use, and woodwork, this ‘New’ dining chair is...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Hickory, Walnut

George Nakashima 'New' Armchairs in Walnut and Hickory
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima for Nakashima Studio, ‘New’ armchairs, walnut, hickory, United States, 1960 With regard to its essential form, material use, and woodwork, this ‘New’ armchair is a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Hickory, Walnut

George Nakashima 'New' Dining Chairs in Walnut and Hickory
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima, ‘New’ dining chairs, American black walnut, hickory, United States, 1975 With regard to its essential form, material use, and woodwork, this ‘New’ dining chair is...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Hickory, Walnut

George Nakashima 8 Drawer Cherry Chest, Mid-Century
By George Nakashima
Located in Toledo, OH
Studio crafted chest by George Nakashima (1905-1990). This cherry chest features a 3 plank top with expressive grain and sap grain detail above 8 drawers. Beautifully dovetailed case...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Cherry

George Nakashima 'Cushion' Spindleback Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Walnut
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima for Nakashima Studio, 'Cushion' lounge chair and ottoman, American black walnut, reupholstered in Pierre Frey “Chupa” Vegetale, United States, 1962 This quintessen...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

George Nakashima Sliding-Door Cabinet in Walnut and Pandanus Cloth
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima for Nakashima Studio, sideboard, walnut, pandanus cloth, United States, 1966. With regard to its essential form, material use, and woodwork, this two-door sliding-...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Free Edge Occasional/End Table
By George Nakashima
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Artist/Designer: George Nakashima (American, 1905-1990); Nakashima Studio Additional Information: Exceptional occasional/end table with a highly-figured single slab top, burled free...
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Late 20th Century American George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Nature, Form & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
First edition of Mira Nakashima’s tribute to her father, George, whose standing as one of America’s foremost designer/craftsmen is reflected in his blue-chip status in the vintage de...
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Early 2000s American American Craftsman George Nakashima Furniture

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Paper

George Nakashima Dining Set with Trestle Dining Table and 'New' Chairs
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima, boat-shaped trestle dining table, walnut, United States, 1959 This exquisite and exceptionally large dining table was designed by George Nakashima and created in h...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Buckeye Burl Table Lamp
By George Nakashima
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Beautiful large George Nakashima table in lamp with a cruciform base in buckeye burl and walnut. Lamp is is excellent condition and in working order. Lamp comes with a letter of ...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Burl

"New" Dining Chairs by George Nakashima, United States, 1950s
By George Nakashima
Located in Antwerp, BE
"New" dining chairs by George Nakashima - a modern take on the traditional English Windsor chair. Made with hickory spindles in the backrest and carefully carved seats, these chairs ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Wood

New Life for the Noble Tree: Masterworks by George Nakashima 'Sotheby's'
By George Nakashima, Sotheby's
Located in New York, NY
Catalog of a sale held at Sotheby’s, New York, on December 15, 2006, showcasing the Arthur and Evelyn Krosnick collection of George Nakashima furniture and lighting, or actually the second collection, as the first—112 pieces-- was completely destroyed by fire in 1989. George Nakashima essentially stopped what he was doing and focused on rebuilding the collection replacing the lost items with what he deemed better examples, owing to his own technical and artistic maturation, though many were completed under the guidance of his daughter, Mira, after George passed away in 1990. Highlights include an important “Arlyn” table, lot 313, that fetched $822,000 (a record for the artist) on a pre-sale estimate of $300,000-$500,000; a superb “Minguren II” table that brought $180,000; a magnificent “Arlyn II” coffee table that sold for $204,000; and a set of eight Conoid chairs that sold for $96,000. The catalog of the Krosnick sale remains a touchstone for collectors interested in the work of George Nakashima. 103 pages with 85 lots, mostly with full color illustrations, printed wrappers. Price results...
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Early 2000s American American Craftsman George Nakashima Furniture

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Paper

Live Edge Coffee Table by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Phenomenal live edge coffee table by George Nakashima. circa 1960s with an organic walnut burl flow. Approximate overall dimensions: 58"W x 33.5"D x 13"H.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Music Stand
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Stunning burl walnut music stand by George Nakashima. Signed and dated 1978. Literature: Derek E. Ostergard, George Nakashima: Full Circle, exh. cat., American Craft Museum, New York, 1989, p. 176 (for a related example) Mira Nakashima, Nature Form & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima, New York, 2003, p. 113 Robert Aibel...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Wood, Burl

Concordia Chair by Mira Nakashima based on a George Nakashima design, USA
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Berlin, DE
Mira Nakashima Concordia Chair based on a design by George Nakashima. Outstanding grain on the seat, can be signed. Important: Please consider the prod...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Magnificent George Nakashima Widdicomb Kingsize Headboard Bed Origins Collection
By George Nakashima
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent George Nakashima for Widdicomb king size headboard, circa 1960s. The headboard features a dramatic, sweeping form that is regal and elegant. Surface is incredibly clean, ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

1940s Straight Chair by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima, Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An early production straight chair with spindles and a shaped seat on four splayed, tapered dowel legs.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Hickory

Mid Century Modern "Spay-Leg" Coffee Table by George Nakashima for Knoll
By George Nakashima
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful and iconic "Spay-Leg" cocktail table designed by George Nakashima in 1948. This one table, produced in the mid 2010's in the USA by Knoll Studios which was used a...
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1940s Saint Pierre and Miquelon Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Grass-seated Chair / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
By George Nakashima
Located in Zürich, CH
Here we see the principle of the Japanese wabi-sabi, which refers to embracing imperfections and underlining impermanence. Rustic aspects, simplicity, modesty, and austerity offer a ...
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Grasscloth, Mahogany

George Nakashima for Widdicomb Origins Collection Walnut Extension Dining Table
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional mid-century organic modern extension dining table By George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture, "Origins" Collection USA, Circa 1960 Gorgeous book-match...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima, Walnut Pedestal Writing Table with Free Edge, 1965
By George Nakashima
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
George Nakashima, Walnut Pedestal Desk with Free Edge, 1965 This beautiful and useful desk is in superb condition, the large top has a straight edge to the front and a freeform back...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Grass Seat Stool
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in San Diego, CA
Grass-seated stool circa 1960s production in black walnut by George Nakashima. This stool was purchased from the family who owned them originally. Purchased from the grandson whose ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Seagrass, Walnut

Set of Grass Seated Chairs and Stool by George Nakashima, Circa 1960s
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in San Diego, CA
Grass-seated circa 1960s production in black walnut by George Nakashima with original seagrass seats. Also priced individually in other listings. Price is for the two chairs and stoo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Seagrass, Walnut

George Nakashima Trestle Table and set of 6 Mira Chairs
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in San Diego, CA
George Nakashima built Iconic Trestle Table. One of our earliest designs of George Nakashima, this piece was inspired by the simple lifestyle of early American Shakers. The knock-do...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Rare and important "Sanso" Coffee Table - George Nakashima, 1973
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Important George Nakashima "Sanso" coffee table in book matched black American walnut and Minguren II base. Top is joined with rosewood butterfly details. Signed and dated underneath.
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1970s North American American Craftsman Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima for Widdicomb Dresser
By George Nakashima
Located in Dallas, TX
A large George Nakashima for Widdicomb dresser with beautifully grained East Indian Laurel and brass pulls. Beautifully restored.
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1950s Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima, Slab I Coffee Table, American Black Walnut, 1968
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
George Nakashima, Slab I Coffee Table, Nakashima Studio, USA 1968 American black walnut single slab top with two free edges, sap grain details, exposed knots, and bark pockets, clie...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Black Walnut Captain Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Captain chair from American midcentury craftsman George Nakashima. The black walnut chair has a curved, peaked backrest atop carved spindles, inspired by the Windsor chair and Shaker...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Three Door Wall Hanging Cabinet 1962
By George Nakashima
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Studio wall-mounted cabinet by woodworker George Nakashima, 1962. Executed in American Black Walnut with Pandanus cloth doors that reveal four drawers and shelves. Provenance and ori...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima for Widdicomb Nightstand
By George Nakashima
Located in Dallas, TX
A walnut nightstand by George Nakashima for Widdicomb.
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1950s Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Large George Nakashima 12-Drawer Dresser for Widdicomb
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
George Nakashima for Widdicomb's "Origins" Collection. Massive 12-drawer dresser in beautiful East Indian Laurel wood with brass pulls. Extremely heavy. Recently polished. Mino...
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Mid-20th Century American Organic Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Hardwood

George Nakashima East Indian Laurel Wood Side Table or Cocktail Table, Restored
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional mid-century Organic Modern occasional side table, coffee table, or cocktail table By George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture, "Origins" Collection USA,...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Wood

George Nakashima Studio Black Walnut Dining Set
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dining set from American midcentury craftsman George Nakashima. The set features a large round black walnut dining table with four splayed tapered dowel legs The table top showcases ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima for Widdicomb Model 200-66w "Sundra" Coffee Table Rosewood/Burl
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed by American icon George Nakahsima, this coffee table was made for Widdicomb. In the 1960s, Widdicomb allowed Nakashima design to reach more people with more attainable prici...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Maple, Rosewood, Burl

George Nakashima, American Studio, Mid-Century Modern, Rare Cabinet, USA, 1953
By George Nakashima
Located in Stamford, CT
George Nakashima, American Studio, Mid-Century Modern, Rare Cabinet or Dresser, USA, 1953 Rare opportunity to acquire a special cabinet designed and produced by George Nakashima in ...
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1950s American Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Wood

George Nakashima Sculpted Walnut Dresser for Widdicomb, Newly Restored
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., George Nakashima
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional mid-century Organic Modern monumental triple dresser, sideboard, or credenza By George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture, "Origins" Collection USA, 1961...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Brass

George Nakashima, Maple Frenchman's Cove Dining Table, signed and dated 1980
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
A rare Frenchman's Cove dining table, in maple wood with free-edge top, made by George Nakashima in 1980 Height 73.5cm, the top basically 152.5cm square but slightly wider in places...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Maple

George Nakashima Sculpted Walnut Gentleman's Chest for Widdicomb, Circa 1960
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional mid-century Organic Modern gentleman's chest or highboy dresser By George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture, "Origins" Collection USA, Circa 1960 Gorge...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Brass

George Nakashima East Indian Laurel Wood Gentleman's Chest for Widdicomb
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional mid-century Organic Modern gentleman's chest or highboy dresser By George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture, "Origins" Collection USA, 1959 Gorgeous ex...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Brass

George Nakashima Sculpted Walnut Gentleman's Chest for Widdicomb, Newly Restored
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional mid-century Organic Modern gentleman's chest or highboy dresser By George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture, "Origins" Collection USA, 1960 Gorgeous sc...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Brass

George Nakashima Slab Coffee Table
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning George Nakashima Slab Coffee Table, Walnut. 1960. Table features a single slab top with three free edges, expressive figured grain...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Midcentury Set of 6 Dining Chairs by George Nakashima
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., George Nakashima
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A rare set of 6 model 206-W dining chairs in walnut designed by George Nakashima dining chairs. 'Origins' line, for John Widdicomb Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, MI, 1950's. Black waln...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

George Nakashima Grass Seat Chairs
By George Nakashima
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 4 Grass Seat Chairs by George Nakashima. Nice patina to both wood and grass seats. Original owners name available
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1960s American Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Monumental Sculpted Walnut Dresser for Widdicomb, Restored
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., George Nakashima
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional mid-century Organic Modern monumental triple dresser, sideboard, or credenza By George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture, "Origins" Collection USA, 1960...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Brass

George Nakashima Table
By George Nakashima
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Spectacular "Q" Table/Bench Created in 1964 by George Nakashima, Expressive Free edge Walnut and very long table for Nakashima Table Signed with a Rom...
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1960s American Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Extendable Walnut Dining Table Model 277 for Widdicomb, 1959
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Camden, ME
An extendable walnut dining table by George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture Company from 1959. A line of bookmatched veneers encased by a 3 inch deep carved and finger joined solid...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima "Origins" Widdicomb Walnut Tall Chest Dresser 1962
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Camden, ME
George Nakashima tall chest for Widdicomb's "Origins" line of furniture that was manufactured between 1958 - 1963. This is an Interesting e...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Brass

Mid Century George Nakashima Grass Straw Chair in Walnut Produced in 1960s
By George Nakashima
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare and iconic wooden mid century "grass chair" in American walnut by George Nakashima produced in the 1960s. In good vintage condition with minimal ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Straw, Walnut

Mira Nakashima Conoid Lounge Chair
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Designed by George Nakashima and executed by Mira Nakashima. A truly gorgeous piece of craftsmanship, this Conoid lounge chair is perhaps one of the most beautiful pieces we've ever...
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21st Century and Contemporary American American Craftsman George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Studio Grass Seated Chair
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grass-seated chair from circa 1950s production in black walnut by George Nakashima for Nakashima Studios with original seagrass seat. Two chairs available; priced individually. Meas...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut, Seagrass

George Nakashima black american walnut chest of drawers 1955
By George Nakashima
Located in Paris, IDF
This dresser crafted from American black walnut is a stunning testament to George Nakashima's craftsmanship. Created upon the request of a private client in 1955, the angular shapes ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Fabulous George Nakashima Black Walnut Round Dining Table Mid-Century Modern
By George Nakashima
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Amazing Black Walnut dining table from American midcentury craftsman George Nakashima. This wonderful table features four splayed tapered dowel legs which support a large round table...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Studio Coffee Table
By George Nakashima Studio, George Nakashima
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Coffee table from American mid-century craftsman George Nakashima. The table crafted of black walnut, c.1969 features a live edge table top geometric slab base with one tapered leg. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

George Nakashima Model 206 Side Chair for Widdicomb
By George Nakashima
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare model 206 dining / desk side chair designed by George Nakashima for Widdicomb. A matching set of four available separately.
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1950s Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Mid Century Walnut George Nakashima Sundra Tiered Side Table for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., George Nakashima
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Experience a touch of timeless elegance with our authentic Mid-Century designed side table by the master woodworker, George Nakashima, for Widdicomb. Dating back to the stylish 1960s...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Set of Four George Nakashima Model 206 Dining Chairs for Widdicomb
By George Nakashima
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare set of four model 206 dining chairs designed by George Nakashima for Widdicomb. A matching fifth chair available separately.
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1950s Vintage George Nakashima Furniture

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Fabric

George Nakashima furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

George Nakashima furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of George Nakashima furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 136 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 16 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by George Nakashima were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Warren Platner, and Selig. Prices for George Nakashima furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $295 and can go as high as $184,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $25,500.
Questions About George Nakashima Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    George Nakashima is perhaps best known for developing the butterfly joint. This construction method involves connecting pieces with a third piece of wood shaped like a butterfly. The joint forms a strong, sturdy connection and stabilizes pieces to fight the effects of wood expansion. On 1stDibs, shop a range of George Nakashima furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, George Nakashima didn’t usually sign the majority of his works. Instead, he normally added the name of the client to the timber selected to start the project. The writing usually appears in simple black marker. ​​On 1stDibs, find a variety of George Nakashima furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To identify George Nakashima furniture, start by looking for the name of the original client written in black marker. He usually wrote the name on the underside of a piece of furniture. Order cards and shop drawings can also help authenticate his work. On 1stDibs, find a selection of expertly vetted George Nakashima furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To address wood expansion, George Nakashima pioneered the butterfly joint. This technique uses a butterfly-shaped piece of wood as an anchor. When wood expands, the butterfly joint prevents the pieces from splitting apart. Butterfly joints are strong and increase the overall durability of his wood furniture. On 1stDibs, find a collection of George Nakashima.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Which chair is best for a George Nakashima Origins for Widdicomb desk is largely a matter of preference. George Nakashima chairs with Shaker-inspired spindle backs like the Mira and Conoid tend to complement the lines of the desks in the collection. However, you can mix and match styles to create an eclectic look. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of George Nakashima desks and chairs.

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