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One-Off American Studio Craft Movement Modern Sofa in Black Walnut and Raw Silk
An exceptional American Studio sofa executed in black walnut and finished with a seat cushion upholstered in raw silk, designed and built by Larry and Nancy Buechley, circa 1987. This highly sculptural form comprises a bent-laminated base that supports the hand-carved armrests and the stack-laminated back which was cut from a single wide board and is attached to the rear legs with large sliding dovetails. The raw silk upholstery is original and its highly textured surface provides a stunning contrast against the perfectly smoothed surface of the walnut. This sofa is a one-off that the Buechleys created solely as a spec piece, as part of a progression of design concepts, and comes from the estate of the original owners (who collected studio furniture, including works by George Nakashima). The original art gallery paperwork is included as well as three knit pillows. It was extraordinarily well cared-for and is in all original condition. The construction is rock-solid and yes, it is deceptively comfortable. The husband and wife duo, educated in the fine arts and autodidacts where the technical aspects of their work is concerned, hail from Pennsylvania but relocated to a remote village in New Mexico in 1975 where they established their woodworking studio and where they still design and teach woodworking. Arm height = 21.5 inches
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1987
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsRemarkable vintage condition, clearly well-maintained throughout the years.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 29 in. x W 78 in. x D 26 in.H 73.66 cm x W 198.12 cm x D 66.04 cm
- Seat Height17 in. (43.18 cm)
- Seller LocationBrooklyn, NY
- Reference NumberLU882617834111
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