Nakashima free-edge desk, $10,030, Michaan’s Auctions
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A George Nakashima free-edge desk sold for $10,030 at a 20th Century Design Auction held Apr. 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a large-scale, multicolored, handwoven abstract design tapestry, about 9 feet by 16 feet, coasted to $7,080; a pair of Nakashima grass seat foot stools realized $2,655 for the pair; a Nakashima free-edge side table brought $2,360; a massive bronze bell by Paolo Soleri commanded $2,360; and a pair of Peter Hvidt high boy dressers knocked down at $1,121 and $1,298. Prices include a 17 percent buyer’s premium.