American craft movement

Long horizontal wooden cabinet; front composed of four large sliding rectangular doors with vertical slats over woven pandana panels; roughly rectangular top with irregular edges extending over cabinet front and sides; two plank feet, notched on bottom edge.
A Way With Wood
One of the twentieth century’s most renowned furniture makers, George Nakashima (1905–1990) is remembered for his reverence for natural materials. With its silky, nuanced grain and soft, contoured edges, this massive sideboard embodies his profound interest in the organic expressiveness of wood. Nakashima was born in 1905 in Spokane, Washington to first-generation Japanese immigrants. After earning a master’s degree in architecture...