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Sat, Jul 29, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 11

GEORGE NELSON CSS Wall Unit (Herman Miller, 1960s)

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$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$5,000 $250
$10,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$75,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
George Nelson
Comprehensive Storage System (CSS)
Herman Miller, design 1959, production 1959-73
Teak, aluminum, steel, linen
107" x 65" x 18 1/2"

A two-bay modular wall unit with many versatile components, including:
3 upright poles (107" high)
8 book shelves (12" depth, one with undermount light)
1 magazine shelf (14" x 32" x 12")
1 drop-front bar cabinet (20" x 32" x 13", lighted, with a glass shelf)
2 desktop depth shelves (18 1/2" deep)
2 small drawers (3 1/4" x 32" x 18 1/2")
1 large drawer (6 7/8" x 32" x 18 1/2")
3 linen-front doors (14 3/4" x 32", linen torn but replacement included)
4 cabinet side panels (charcoal, 13" x 12")
Extra original linen to refinish doors (approx. 40" x 53")
Assorted hardware


The linen on the three lift doors is torn, but original replacement linen is included with the lot. The underside of the magazine shelf has a large area of scratches, but that surface is not visible when arranged against most walls. The rest of the unit is in very good condition, with only minor wear.

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