Mid century modern Dining Table & Chairs by George Nakashima.
This is a rare and complete mid century modern George Nakashima Origins Collection dining room set. The set includes two #259w armchairs, four #259w side chairs, the model #203 dining table, and two matching extensions. The table retains the original Widdicomb label and the chairs are all embossed with George Nakashima’s Signature. They are all finished in Nakashima’s proprietary SUNDRA finish. Nakashima personally selected particularly beautiful woods including East Indian Laurel, Carpathian Elm, Black Walnut and Rosewood. For the Laurel, he developed a unique finish called ‘Sundra’ meaning ‘thing of beauty’. The Sundra stamp found on many pieces has led to the line being referred to (erroneously) as the Sundra collection. The table boasts an extraordinary grain pattern and the iconic butterfly joinery in the corners. The chairs are exquisitely crafted including the hand-hewn hickory spindles which show a fair amount of tooling. The chairs were originally offered with optional seat cushions so these could be added at the new owner’s discretion. This set was acquired from the original owners and was used as shown for over 60 years. The seat was recently refinished to the highest possible standard and is ready for another half a century of enjoyment. You will likely not find a cleaner Nakashima Origins dining set available anywhere on the planet.
Good condition. Repaired: All joints re-trued and re-glued. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
Table: 107.75″L x 41.75″D x 28.5″H (with leaves) 71.75″L
without leaves Leaves: 41.75″ x 18″
Arm Chairs: 25″W x 36.25″H x 19″D x 16″
Side Chairs: 20.75″W x 36.25″H x 19″D x 16″