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George Nelson & Associates
Steelframe cabinet, model 4032 and Steelframe nightstand, model 4053

Herman Miller
USA, 1950
enameled steel, walnut, laminate, lacquered masonite
33.5 w × 19 d × 29.5 h in (85 × 48 × 75 cm)

Nightstand measures: 17 w x 18.5 d x 24.5 h inches

Cabinet features one drawer and two sliding doors. Nightstand features one drawer and one shelf. Signed with metal disc manufacturer's label to drawer of each example: [Designed by George Nelson Herman Miller Zeeland, Michigan].

Literature: George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher, von Vegesack and Eisenbrand, pg. 244 The Herman Miller Collection, manufacturer's catalog, 1955, unpaginated


Nightstand shows minor surface wear to frame, with a faint drink ring near front edge of top. Drawer front and laminate top of cabinet shows faint splatter marks. Few thin scratches to top associated with use. Each door was repainted at some point, showing minor surface scuffs in keeping with contact through use. Cabinet also shows two abrasions to lower half of left panel. Overall each shows in very good vintage condition.

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George Nelson & Assoc, Steelframe cabinet, nightstand

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Feb 21, 2019
Chicago, IL, USA