Tag Archives: George Nakashima

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Bros. tobacco jar, $62,500, Rago Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Bros. tobacco jar, $62,500, Rago Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Martin Brothers tall bird tobacco jar made in 1899 sold for $62,500 at Design Sales held Sept. 20-21 by Rago Auctions in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a color woodblock print by Gustave Baumann, titled Grand Canon (Canyon), from the first printing in 1934, climbed […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large Bush sculpture from midcentury modern designer Harry Bertoia sold for $275,000 at Design Auctions held May 19th and 20th by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, Masai (Twelve Elements) by glass artist Lino Tagliapietra gaveled for $118,750; a bench […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nakashima table and chairs, $187,500, Freeman’s Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nakashima table and chairs, $187,500, Freeman’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A George Nakashima (Am., 1905-1990) Sanso “Reception House” table and six conoid chairs sold for $187,500 at a Design Sale held October 8th by Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia. Also, a desk designed by Louis Kahn (Am., 1901-1974) and realized by Alexander Woodwork Company of […]

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

…and a Conversation with Mira Nakashima by Mike McLeod George Nakashima’s philosophy reflected his style of craftsmanship: earthy, unexpected, creative, often symmetrical and asymmetrical in the same piece of furniture, elegant and definitely unique. His work, which often incorporates slabs of irregular tree trunks or roots, is highly recognizable and appreciated. George Nakashima was born […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Martin Brothers triple bird tobacco jar sold for $111,750 at a 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auction held March 1-2 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Newcomb […]

Nakashima free-edge desk, $10,030, Michaan's Auctions

Nakashima free-edge desk, $10,030, Michaan's Auctions

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 […]

Rhead peacock tile, $637,500, Rago Arts

Rhead peacock tile, $637,500, Rago Arts Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Frederick Hurten Rhead (Am./U.K., 1880-1942) peacock tile panel (University City, Mo.), sold for $637,500 at a 20th/21st Century Design and Arts & Crafts Movement Auction held Oct. 26-28 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in […]