N19 Straight Chairs (1947)
Made by Knoll
Listed for sale is a gorgeous pair of early George Nakashima for Knoll N19 birch straight chairs, produced by Knoll Associates. Please note that this listing is for the lighter-toned pair of chairs, not all four. The other two darker-toned walnut chairs are available in a separate listing.
This pair appears to be natural birch, though it is possible that one is cherry whereas the other may be birch. The chairs show some wear from use as can be seen in the photos. Some light scratches and other wear expected for a chair dating to the 1940's. There are also a couple of small splits, which do not seem to affect the chairs structurally. The finish is in nice condition overall. These early pieces for Knoll represent some of Nakashima's earliest work and are quite special due to these pieces pre-dating most of his studio designs. The Knoll relationship also pre-dates pieces he did for Widdicomb. The chairs measure approximately 28 inches tall by 21.5 inches wide and 19 inches deep.
The price listed is for both lighter-toned chairs. If interested, we also have two other darker toned Nakashima Walnut straight chairs, which could make an appealing set.