1950s Birch Extension Dining Table similar to Knoll / Nakashima
Listed for sale is a gorgeous extension dining table constructed from what appears to be solid birch and produced during the 1950s. It's a piece that we have owned and used personally due to its fantastic construction quality and functionality. The table when closed measures 54 inches long by 36 inches wide. The height is 30 inches. It seats six in this size quite nicely. When both 10-inch leaves are added, it becomes more suitable for 8 people or 10 more tightly.
Past sellers have attributed this to a George Nakashima for Knoll table, however, we have confirmed with Mira Nakashima that is not the case. Instead, it is a design that is highly reminiscent of early works by Nakashima for Knoll. Unlike the Knoll/Nakashima extension table, this example has leaves that are placed on each end, as opposed to being added in the middle. This visually provides balance and means there isn't a seam in the center of the table.
As far as condition, the table was freshly stripped, sanded, and refinished in 2019. It was then used for two years, but well taken care of. As of now, its in very nice condition with some light signs of wear from use. If desired, our refinisher could do an additional coat of lacquer to freshen up the finish for a minimal extra cost. The last two photos show the table in context.