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    Description

    George Nakashima (American, 1905-1990)
    Desk, 1965
    English oak burl, hickory
    29 x 77 x 43-1/2 inches (73.7 x 195.6 x 110.5 cm)
    Incised to the underside of the top X III, sold with a scan of the original order card

    PROVENANCE:
    Gordon Rosenberg, acquired directly from the artist;
    Elinor Rosenberg, Ann Arbor, Michigan, by descent;
    Private collection;
    Wright, Design, June 6, 2016, lot 172.


    Condition Report*: Overall good condition, with rich burl surfaces and exceptional application of butterfly and dovetail joints, evidence to underside that trestle leg and stretcher were originally located several inches to the left and reattached, with trestle leg mount likely replaced, previous repair to tip of stretcher, chip to two corners of file cabinet, back panel of file cabinet loose, scattered cracks, minor losses, and fills to sides of file cabinet, scattered damage to top surface of file cabinet, including fill to one area that is reinforced with metal plate to interior of file cabinet, the screws to metal plate inhibiting movement of the top drawer, and minor wear to finish and a few scattered fine surface scratches and abrasions, with wear commensurate with age and use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    15th Monday
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