• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 2295

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    16 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 94

    GEORGE NAKASHIMA (1905-1990)

    AN ENGLISH WALNUT COFFEE TABLE, 1972

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    GEORGE NAKASHIMA (1905-1990)
    An English Walnut Coffee Table, 1972
    13 in. (33 cm.) high, 51 in. (129.5 cm.) wide, 26 7/8 in. (68.4 cm.) deep
    signed with original owner's name


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    Sold with copy of invoice and drawing.

    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the Nakashima workshop.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE FOLLOWING 19 LOTS ARE FROM THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY AND MARSHALL M. REISMAN SOLD TO BENEFIT THE REISMAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

    Christie's is pleased to have offered works from the Estate of Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman in our Fall Impressionist & Modern Art Evening, Day and Works on Paper sales, Post-War & Contemporary Evening sale and Morning Session, and now in our March sale of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design. Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman owned the Wine Merchants, Ltd. Companies, located in New York, Ohio, and Florida, for more than fifty years. Their success in this industry enabled them to amass an astute and varied collection of Modern masterpieces by artists ranging from Joan Miró and Marc Chagall to Alexander Calder and George Nakashima.

    Throughout their lives, the Reismans were passionate supporters of community organizations. Marshall Reisman was president, board member, and chairman of the Jewish Community Center and Temple Adeth Yeshurun, and was also on the board of trustees of the Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation, Everson Museum, Cazenovia College, Syracuse Stage, and the Culinary Institute of America. It is therefore only fitting that the proceeds of these sales will benefit the Reisman Charitable Foundation and continue the Reisman's long cherished tradition of giving. The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation remains committed to using its resources to enhance quality of living throughout central New York through the support of local organizations.