Design Masterworks 19 May 2016

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George Nakashima


Rare music stand

USA, 1980
Carpathian elm, American black walnut, rosewood
26 w x 18¾ d x 44 h in (66 x 48 x 112 cm)


estimate: $30,000–50,000

This work is one of two music stands George Nakashima designed for Helene Wainston in 1980. The stands adjusts from 44 inches to 62.25 inches in height. Sold with a copy of the original drawing and order card.

provenance: Collection of Helene Wainston, Great Neck, NY | Rago, Modern, 15 February 2015, Lot 1052 | New York Collection

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A Rare Music Stand

by George Nakashima

Original drawing by George Nakashima for the present lot ordered by Mrs. Helene Wainston in 1980.

Furniture is like architecture, only on a different scale. I’m happy working small.

—George Nakashima