bookstand; Nakashima Studio; USA, 2002; pawlonia, East Indian laurel, American black walnut; 48.5 h x 35.75 w x 19 d in (123 x 91 x 48 cm); Stand features a figured pawlonia top with two rosewood butterflies over a knot and naturally occurring fissures, a rosewood gallery, and two fixed shelves. Signed, dated and inscribed to underside of lower shelf 'Mira Nakashima for Bob and Skippy 3/26/02'. Sold with a digital copy of the original drawing.; Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist | Thence by descent
Sale Price: $12,500
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Warm and even patina to original finish. The pawlonia shelf has four naturally occuring and stable cracks, in the making, near laurel butterflies. One crack is filled, roughly 5 inches long, and other cracks vary in size between 1.25 and 2 inches and are minor. Very good condition. Please note this work may require the buyer to obtain a CITES permit to export out of the United States.