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$ 21,000

One-Off American Studio Craft Movement Modern Sofa in Black Walnut and Raw Silk

Origin United States, New Mexico
Period 1980-1999
Materials American black walnut, raw silk
Dimensions
W. 78 in; H. 29 in; D. 26 in;
W. 198.12 cm; H. 73.66 cm; D. 66.04 cm;
Seat H. 17 in; Arm H. 21.5 in;
Seat H. 43.18 cm; Arm H. 54.61 cm;
Condition Good. Remarkable vintage condition, clearly well-maintained throughout the years. Pillows show their age/use but are clean.
Creation Date circa 1987
Description An exceptional American Studio sofa executed in black walnut and finished with a seat cushion upholstered in raw silk, designed and built by Larry and Nancy Buechley, circa 1987. This highly sculptural form comprises a bent-laminated base that supports the floating, hand-carved armrests and the stack-laminated back which was cut from a single wide board and is attached to the rear legs with large sliding dovetails. The raw silk upholstery is original and its highly textured surface provides a stunning contrast against the perfectly smoothed surface of the walnut. This sofa is a one-of-a-kind that the Buechleys created solely as a spec piece, as part of a progression of design concepts, and comes from the estate of the original owners (who collected studio furniture, including works by George Nakashima). The original art gallery paperwork is included as well as three knit pillows. The construction is robust and yes, it’s deceptively comfortable. It was extraordinarily well-cared for and as such is in all original condition. Available to view in situ at our showroom in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The husband and wife duo, educated in the fine arts and autodidacts where the technical aspects of their work is concerned, hail from Pennsylvania but relocated to a remote village in New Mexico in 1975 where they established their woodworking studio and where they still design and teach woodworking.

Arm height = 21.5 inches
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Studio Craft
Incollect Reference Number 347447
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