George Nakashima Coffee Table

Italian Olive

USA, 1984

26 d x15 h x 77 w inches


Rare masterwork George Nakashima coffee table from The George Nakashima Studio.  Highly figured Italian Olive grain with all but one side in free-edge. The table features all elements in Italian Olive.  The rarity of an olive wood piece is much more so than that of a burl or maple burl piece.  Olive pieces by George Nakashima could number in the single digits.  The table is the purest form of a George Nakashima piece.   Olive is the king of the trees.  The table is signed and dated by George Nakashima with the client's name above the signature. 

Sold with a copy of the original order card. 


"To create the olive, king of all trees, a hundred years is required.  An onion plant is old in nine weeks.  I have lived as an onion plant.  It has not pleased me.  Now I wouldst become the greatest of olive trees and, in truth, the greatest of salesmen."

Og Mandino


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