AMERICAN SCHOOL LIVE EDGE WALNUT SIDE TABLE
New Hope School, circa 1970's, signed Alan Rockwell to underside
Item # 712BPZ08P
A striking modernism piece from the 1970s by notable woodworker Alan Rockwell of New Hope, Pennsylvania, the table is signed by chisel to the underside in a rough blocked script. A contemporary of Phillip Lloyd Powell and George Nakashima with a studio in the same sleepy town, the table is in the distinctly minimal and outright organic taste of the New Hope school. The choice of walnut is quite excellent, the rich slabs with vivid figuring throughout while the pedestal is relatively free of distraction, this tenoning through the top and bottom and secured with split wedges. Beautifully finished in oil, the silky natural surface glows through years of handling and oxidization. A very fine statement piece.
Measurements: 19 3/4” W x 15 5/8” D x 20 3/8” H
Light edge wear to one corner of base, other age appropriate wear; slight split from shrinkage extending from the through-tenon. Sturdy. Old finish, likely original.