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Sold to a private collector
Set of Nesting Tables, 1963
George Nakashima (1905–1990)
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Top table: Height 19" Width 22" Depth 14"
Middle table: Height 16 1/2" Width 19" Depth 14"
Bottom table: Height 14" Width 16" Depth 14”
Courtesy of Moderne Gallery

Made of teak, a wood rarely used by Nakashima, this set bears a unique design. With dovetail edges and gently canted sides, it is a classic modernist statement. The only known Nakashima design related to this set is a piano stool he made for his daughter, Mira. The nesting tables were custom-made for an architect in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1963.

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