1950s George Nelson wall unit by Herman Miller

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A nice mid century modern example, this wall unit was designed by George Nelson and produced by Herman Miller in the 1950s. The wall unit features three vertical supports which serve as its architectural foundation. On the left is an open shelf with dividers for storage. Beneath the storage with dividers, is a drop front desk with a single door opening to a storage space.
On the right hand side, there is a single plank shelf at the top. Below there is a cabinet with one shelf which has two sliding glass doors. At the very bottom is a cabinet with three small drawers and one larger drawer/storage area. The wall unit is adorned by three lights. Measurements: 14″ x 65″ x 96″ (lwh).
My hope is to visit a garage sale and find a wall unit as fine as this example. These pieces are becoming increasingly hard to find at bargain prices since more people understand their value. I checked with a local friend and dealer. According to him, he would charge from $2,800 – $4,000 for this piece depending on its condition.

  • http://92headland.com kathy

    I have a set for sale , see it at 92headland.com or socalmodern.com the PV house for sale. My set also includes the glass fronted box like the one shown above. Make me an offer!

  • Mark Tanis

    I have a “3 bay” unit. It has been in our family since early 60′s. It is in perfect condition.
    I also have Nelson seating, wire frame chairs (white frame with turquiose covering. Also, sofa and chair, dated 1960, made specifically for my father who worked at Herman Miller. Other items include a circular ding room table with a lazy susan in the middle. I will probably keep all of these pieces, unless there is an offer.