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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. I replicated a fancy Jackson dining table at one shop. He was apparently a stage magician before moving to furniture with secret compartments, etc. The rest is . . . whatever. Must have made some good connections along the way.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the dining table at Kentucky Knob, I'm not clear on what was there when, but was there ever a dining table there by Nakashima? Or were only the dining chairs by him?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's this . . .

http://pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Kentuck.html

. . . but first you have to dot your Ts and cross out your Ys . . . !


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, upon review, I remembered correctly -- here's the dining table and chairs the Hagan's commissioned from Nakashima.


As a bonus, here's a coffee table. Sweet, huh?
Also note the additional mid-century modern furniture. Do we recognize the designer(s)?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cabinet at rear left by Nakashima, mini stool- probably African, chair in front of fireplace "W2" by Hans Wegner, small sofa #53 and chair at right #45 (both for Niels Vodder) by Finn Juhl.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Peter. Good eye.
And from the tour there, I recall the vertical element left of the fireplace is a horse's sleigh bell hanging on the wall.
I forgot to credit the photos above to Bernadine Hagan's book about Kentuck Knob. The dining photo is credited to Jack Boucher and the photo of the living room was taken by Michael Ray for Sotheby's.

From the same book is this drawing and letter by Nakashima, placing the date of his commission to 1969:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the floor lamp shown is by Walter von Nessen.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So now the question is, is the Nakashima dining table still in place, or is the one shown by Mod mom there ?

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hagans retained the table after the sale to Palumbo. The cypress table is back in place.

https://books.google.com/books?id=xrVJEcYSRf8C&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=what+happened+to+the+nakashima+table+at+kentuck+knob&source=bl&ots=MUv911MdM_&sig=CozTNexo4fjEaUDaRqLsA_7gJcQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi545DVwc7TAhUJ0IMKHTpKBw4Q6AEIMDAF#v=onepage&q=what%20happened%20to%20the%20nakashima%20table%20at%20kentuck%20knob&f=false

http://kentuckknob.com/tale-two-tables-nakashima-frank-lloyd-wright-home/
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:06 am    Post subject: Hagan Dining Reply with quote

Are the dining chairs currently shown at the house designed by Richard Meier?
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The photos that I have seen show vintage Josef Hoffman "Fledermaus" chairs (designed for the Cafe Fledermaus in Vienna, shown here in white circa 1907): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/Cabaret_Fledermaus_Vorraum_um_1907.jpg/440px-Cabaret_Fledermaus_Vorraum_um_1907.jpg

The chairs, in various color combinations, were put into production by Thonet. These are what Palumbo has:

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/d5/67/f0/d567f0297ad3ac28ff8bc1e0689a5068.jpg

https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/chairs/fledermaus-bat-chairs-josef-hoffman/id-f_426875/

Meier riffed on these for his own postmodern design.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chair designers are a funny bunch. Looking at Nakashima's delightful chairs, here, I see a seat depth that appears to make it impossible for the user to "skooch" back far enough to enjoy the back. Perhaps the back is just there to provide for the arms ?

Tage Frid designed this little three-legged perch after he and wife spent a day in the country, sitting on a fence rail. He found that he could be perfectly comfortable there; one thinks of a bicycle seat.

https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/06/making-a-tage-frid-stool/

Again, with a back angled away from the sitter, one supposes that it serves mostly as decoration, "psychic comfort" -- or as a way to move the stool ?

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