Ray and Charles Eames (1912-1988 and 1907-1978)

Model 420 storage unit for Herman Miller, circa 1950s
Designed circa 1950s
With Herman Miller label to interior of one drawer: Designed by / Charles Eames
Four-units high, with dimpled plywood sliding cabinets on top and bottom, four open compartments and three drawers in a neutral color scheme
58.5" H x 46.875" W x 16.875" D

  • Provenance: By repute purchased at Herman Miller in the 1950s; Private Collection, Whittier, CA.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches and abrasions commensurate with age. Legs very slightly bowed. One right side panel with an approximately 2"-long stress crack. Some localized dimpling to one upper slide door; second door with horizontal scratches. Lower door panels with scattered scratches. Three scattered nicks to drawer faces. Delamination to corners of two sliding door panels. Lower left sliding door with two 0.75" cracks and subsequent chipped losses. Upper left sliding door with 1" crack in the veneer at the upper left corner.

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August 29, 2023 12:00 PM PDT
Monrovia, CA, US

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$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
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$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
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