A tabletop made for Jerry Garcia by FURNITURE MAKER'S NAME?
Lot 111W
A tabletop made for Jerry Garcia, 1980s
Sold for US$ 13,200 inc. premium

Lot Details
A tabletop made for Jerry Garcia by FURNITURE MAKER'S NAME?
A tabletop made for Jerry Garcia, 1980s
A large, round tabletop made of maple and burled wood with the famous Mouse/Kelley-designed cat logo from The Jerry Garcia Band's 1978 album, "Cats Under the Stars," painted in the center. Custom-made in the 1980s for Garcia by a Marin County furniture maker who also made a number of pieces for other Dead band and family members; gifted to Ram Rod by Garcia directly. (Please note there is no base to this tabletop; one was intended to be made but never was.)
Diameter: 52in

Footnotes

  • Interestingly, The Grateful Dead had an almost identical piece like this (but with a different logo in the center) that they hung on the wall of their recording studios in San Rafael, California.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this piece was actually made by noted Maine craftsman, Gordon R. Merrick, and not a "Marin County furniture maker" as written in the catalogue. Additionally, Merrick refers to this piece as a "mandala" (and not a "tabletop") which is defined as "a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe; specifically a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is used chiefly as an aid to meditation."
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