Most of the Nakashima pieces in the sale came from the collection of James (Jim) and Gene Bishop, who were close friends of George Nakashima’s in the late 1940s. According to Nakashima’s daughter, Mira, they were known to trade work to each other. The dinette table, which he acquired in the late 1940s, is possibly a unique studio creation which was later used as a prototype for the Knoll production version. Until recently, it was thought to have been lost.
These lots shown are from the collection of James (Jim) and Gene Bishop, for more items from this collection please visit the online catalogue.