Rocking Chair with Free-Edge Arm by George Nakashima

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As with all of "Japanese Shaker" Nakashima's work, the craftsmanship carries on a brisk dialog with the design: through-tenons secured by wedges of different-colored wood, hand-shaved spindles made of hickory, and of course the single large slab arm, with Nakashima's signature "free-edge." All such details are a delight to both the eye and hand. Beauty and comfort are reconciled!

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. Only very minor wear..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    34 in. H x 33 in. W x 34 in. D
    86 cm H x 84 cm W x 86 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU80911505862
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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  • 20th Century Specialists

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