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George Nakashima

USA  [1905 - 1990] 

George Nakashima George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905.   A sculptor, architect and woodworker he graduated from M.I.T. with a master's in Architecture in 1930.  Nakashima wrote a book describing his experiences and relationship with wood, The Soul of a Tree (1981). In 1983, he designed the impressive “Altar of Peace” installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  He designed the ORIGINS line for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and supervised the production of the line.  Each piece was marked with his name and dated.

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Mid-Century Modern Side Table or Night Stand by George Nakashima

This American mid-century modern design night stand or side table was designed in 1958 by George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
USA [1905 - 1990] 

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905.   A sculptor, architect and woodworker he graduated from M.I.T. with a master's in Architecture in 1930.  Nakashima wrote a book describing his experiences and relationship with wood, The Soul of a Tree (1981). In 1983, he designed the impressive “Altar of Peace” installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  He designed the ORIGINS line for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and supervised the production of the line.  Each piece was marked with his name and dated.
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(1905 -1990) for his Origins Line, produced by the Widdicomb Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The night stand or side table is in east Indian laurel veneers and has solid walnut legs. It is in his Oil Walnut finish. It is stenciled on the bottom of the drawer "Oil Walnut" "5/60" (the date manufactured) and "215" (the company model number) and branded "George Nakashima". A cloth label "Widdicomb Grand Rapids" is inside the drawer. It is 22 ½" wide , 21" deep and 21" high. The drawer pull is brass. In excellent original condition.

George Nakashima Mid Century Modern Design Origins Line Seven Drawer Tall Chest

This American mid-century modern design seven drawer chest was designed ca 1950 by George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
USA [1905 - 1990] 

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905.   A sculptor, architect and woodworker he graduated from M.I.T. with a master's in Architecture in 1930.  Nakashima wrote a book describing his experiences and relationship with wood, The Soul of a Tree (1981). In 1983, he designed the impressive “Altar of Peace” installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  He designed the ORIGINS line for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and supervised the production of the line.  Each piece was marked with his name and dated.
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(1905 -1990) for his Origins Line, produced by the Widdicomb Furniture company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The chest is constructed with east Indian laurel veneers with solid walnut legs. The chest is 45" wide, 22 1/2" deep and 49 1/2" high. The top drawer has a cloth tag reading "Widdicomb Grand Rapids" and is branded "George Nakashima". The underside of the drawer is stenciled "Sundra" (Sanskrit for "things of beauty", a finish Nakashima developed to show the beauty of laurel veneer), "11/58" (the date of manufacture) and "208" (the model number). The inset drawer pulls are brass. The chest is in original excellent condition.

George Nakashima Mid Century Modern Design Origins Line Eight Drawer Chest

This American mid-century modern design eight drawer chest was designed by George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
USA [1905 - 1990] 

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905.   A sculptor, architect and woodworker he graduated from M.I.T. with a master's in Architecture in 1930.  Nakashima wrote a book describing his experiences and relationship with wood, The Soul of a Tree (1981). In 1983, he designed the impressive “Altar of Peace” installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  He designed the ORIGINS line for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and supervised the production of the line.  Each piece was marked with his name and dated.
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(1905 -1990) ca 1950 for his Origins Line, produced by the Widdicomb Furniture company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The chest is constructed with east Indian laurel veneers and solid walnut legs. The chest is 72" wide, 22 1/2" deep and 32" high. The top drawer is branded inside "George Nakashima" and has the remains of a cloth Widdicomb Grand Rapids tag. The underside of the drawer is stenciled "10/58" (the date of manufacture), "207" (the model number) and "Sundra". The inset drawer pulls are brass. The chest is in original excellent condition   .

George Nakashima Mid Century Modern Design Origins Line King Size Bed and Two Nightstands

This American mid-century modern design king size headboard and two nightstands were designed ca 1950 by George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
USA [1905 - 1990] 

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905.   A sculptor, architect and woodworker he graduated from M.I.T. with a master's in Architecture in 1930.  Nakashima wrote a book describing his experiences and relationship with wood, The Soul of a Tree (1981). In 1983, he designed the impressive “Altar of Peace” installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  He designed the ORIGINS line for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and supervised the production of the line.  Each piece was marked with his name and dated.
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(1905 -1990) for his Origins Line, produced by the Widdicomb Furniture company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The headboard and nightstands are in east Indian laurel veneers and solid walnut legs. They are in his Sundra finish (Sundra is Sanskrit for "things of beauty"). The king size headboard is 127" wide and 40 ½" high. It is stenciled "sundra" , "12/58" (the date manufactured) and "0220" (the company model number). The nightstands, which are independent from the headboard, are stenciled on the bottom of the drawers "Sundra" "12/58" (the date manufactured) and "215" (the company model number). A cloth label "Widdicomb Grand Rapids" and a branded signature "George Nakashima" are on the inside of each drawer. Each nightstand is 22 ½" wide , 21" deep and 21" high. The pulls are brass. All three pieces are in excellent original condition.  

GEORGE NAKASHIMA Mid-Century Modern Design ORIGINS LINE Long Sofa in Two Sections

This Mid-Century Modern design long spindle side sofa was designed ca. 1950 by George Nakashima (1905-1990) for his Origins line, produced by the Widdicomb Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The sofa, number 252 W in solid walnut, is in excellent condition and has been recently recovered. The sofa is in two sections for portability and for possible use with a table for around a corner. It is 125" wide, 34" deep and 25" high at the back. 

Mid Century Modern Design George Nakashima Rectangular Occasional Table

This useful mid century modern rectangular occasional table was designed by George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
USA [1905 - 1990] 

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905.   A sculptor, architect and woodworker he graduated from M.I.T. with a master's in Architecture in 1930.  Nakashima wrote a book describing his experiences and relationship with wood, The Soul of a Tree (1981). In 1983, he designed the impressive “Altar of Peace” installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  He designed the ORIGINS line for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and supervised the production of the line.  Each piece was marked with his name and dated.
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(1905 -1990) for his Origins line, produced by the Widdicomb Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The table in walnut has tapering legs, a rectangular top and lower shelf of eight spindles. It has the remains of a Widdicomb paper sticker, "241", "5/60" and "oil wal" (the finish oil walnut ) stenciled on the underside of the top. "George Nakashima" is also branded on the underside. The 30" x 20" table is 21" high.

George Nakashima ORIGINS Mid Century Modern Design Side Table

George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
USA [1905 - 1990] 

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905.   A sculptor, architect and woodworker he graduated from M.I.T. with a master's in Architecture in 1930.  Nakashima wrote a book describing his experiences and relationship with wood, The Soul of a Tree (1981). In 1983, he designed the impressive “Altar of Peace” installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  He designed the ORIGINS line for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and supervised the production of the line.  Each piece was marked with his name and dated.
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(1905 -1990) designed this mid century modern design side table for his Origins line, produced by the Widdicomb Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The table in solid walnut, is finished on all sides, so it can be placed anywhere in the room. The curved top sits In a gently curved back with a single tapered foot with a stretcher, which is pegged in the rear. The table has its original paper Widdicomb label and is stenciled on the underside of top “oil wal” (the finish oiled walnut) “282” (the model number) and “8/60” (the date it was made) It is 20” wide, 27” deep and 21” high.

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