George Nakashima coffee table up 34% on estimate at Skinner

A coffee table by Japanese-American carpenter George Nakashima (1905-1990) headlined a 20th century design auction at Skinner on June 28.

The black walnut and rosewood piece achieved $29,520 against an estimate of $22,000 - an increase of 34.1%.

Nakashima table Skinner
George Nakashima's 'free edge' furniture is sought after by collectors

Nakashima's work is highly desirable and regularly exceeds estimates when it comes to auction.

In December last year a Minguren II coffee table $197,000 against a valuation of $150,000 (up 31.3%).

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