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George Nelson for Herman Miller Action Office Table or Desk
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Skokie, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller Vintage Action Office Table or Desk The Action Office desk or
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

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1950s George Nelson Swag Leg Desk
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original Swag leg desk, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Colorful cubbyholes and molded drawers allow for a tidy and streamlined workspace. Our early example is in very g...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

1950s George Nelson Swag Leg Desk
1950s George Nelson Swag Leg Desk
H 34 in W 39 in D 28.5 in
Set of George Nelson Swag Leg Chairs by Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
The swag leg chair designs by the office of George Nelson were developed in response to his desire to create a chair with a beautiful "swagged" leg (one that tapers while it curves)....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Contemporary Flora Sofa in Cane Leather with White Oak Base
By Michael Felix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The flora is just as comfortable as it looks. Completely wrapped in down and feather from the arms to the cushions and backs helps to create the marshmallow look. Shown in the cane l...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Leather

Original Large George Nelson Bubble Lamps for Howard Miller (B)
By George Nelson, Howard Miller
Located in Oakland, CA
Large original George Nelson Bubble Lamp for the Howard Miller Clock Company. Having a 26 inches in diameter "Bubble" form made of an wire frame covered with a spray on plastic skin ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wire

Large Original George Nelson Bubble Lamp for Howard Miller Clock Company (A)
By Howard Miller, George Nelson
Located in Oakland, CA
Large original George Nelson Bubble Lamp for the Howard Miller Clock Company. Having a 26 inches in diameter "Bubble" form made of an wire frame covered with a spray on plastic skin ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wire, Metal

George Nelson for Herman Miller White Swag Chair, One Chair
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Basel, BS
Absolutely stunning gorgeous and iconic George Nelson Herman Miller Swag chair in white. Originally c.1950s. This chair is an authentic Herman Miller stamped modern production of thi...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Walnut Designer Lucite Grandfather Clock with Chime MINT!
By Howard Miller, George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid Century Modern Walnut Designer Lucite Grandfather Clock with Chime MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Lucite, Walnut

George Nelson for Herman Miller Swag Leg Desk Model 5850
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
George Nelson for Herman Miller swag leg desk. The frame of the desk is walnut. Has colorful storage compartments, a white laminated top and a pull-out drawer. The swag legs are chro...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Chrome

Howard Miller Burl Wood Case Grandfather Clock
By Howard Miller
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern burl wood case grandfather clock by Howard Miller. Stunning design burl wood grain and condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Burl

George Nelson Swaged-Leg desk
Located in Oosterbeek, NL
George Nelson desk model 5850 design 1954 for Herman miller special version with black legs one of the inside plastic drawer is missing
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Vintage 1950s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

George Nelson Swaged-Leg desk
George Nelson Swaged-Leg desk
H 34.26 in W 38.98 in D 28.35 in
Vintage George Nelson for Howard Miller Bell Pendant Lamp
By Howard Miller, George Nelson
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very rare vintage bell-shaped hanging Bubble Lamp by George Nelson for the Howard Miller Clock Company. Designed in 1952, its shape and size are of a scarce combination that sets ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
By George Nelson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
George Nelson Marshmallow sofa, model 5670 Manufactured by Herman Miller A great example of an iconic form.
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Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Chrome, Stainless Steel, Steel

George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
H 31 in W 51.25 in D 31 in
Swag Leg Chair 1958 by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By George Nelson
Located in London, GB
The "swag leg chair" by George Nelson dates back to 1958 - but would still be a perfect fit in any science fiction movie today. the innovative design resulted from nelson's demands f...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Boho Modernica Bubble Lamps After George Nelson
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous pair of vintage Boho table lamps. Made by the LA based Modernica group. Their classic Bubble lamps after George Nelson. Tagged on the bottom. Acquired from a Palm Beach es...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set 4 George Nelson, 1st Year Production Daf Swag Leg Dining Chair / Fiberglass
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Extremely rare set of four swag legged dining chairs designed in 1958 by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Only produced in fiberglass for a few years, cream colored fiberglass on a s...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Early, Museum Quality Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Early production Marshmallow sofa model 5670 designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1956. This is an early excellent (One of the best) examples of 186 ever produced betwe...
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Mid-20th Century American Sofas

Materials

Steel

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MAA Swaged Leg Lounge Chair by George Nelson for Herman Miller, 1958
By George Nelson
Located in London, GB
The “swag leg chair” was designed by George Nelson in 1958 for Herman Miller. In production between
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

DAF Swag Leg Fibreglass Chair by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By George Nelson
Located in London, GB
George Nelson (1908-1986) is a major designer of the American Mid-Century Modern like Charles Eames
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

GEORGE NELSON MAA CHAIR
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
George Nelson for Herman Miller MAA , articulating desk chair in Elephant Hide Grey , original
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Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

GEORGE NELSON MAA CHAIR
GEORGE NELSON MAA CHAIR
H 30 in W 27 in D 26 in
GEORGE NELSON ; MAA CHAIR
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
George Nelson for Herman Miller , articulating armchair in greige fibreglass over chromed metal
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Vintage 1950s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

George Nelson for Herman Miller "Maa" Lounge Chair
By George Nelson
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A very rare example of perhaps the most advanced American Mid-Century armchair produced. A very complicated mechanism allows the back to move freely from the seat in a fluid motio...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Lounge Chair MAA, Charles Pollock/George Nelson Associates, Herman Miller, 1958
By Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Pollock
Located in Munster, NRW
The MAA is the lounge chair version of the Swag leg chair series. Designed by Charles Pollock for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Maa Chair by George Nelson & Associates for Herman Miller, 1954
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Chicago, IL
Very uncommon George Nelson 'Maa' chair. Herman Miller USA, 1954. The chair is comprised of two
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

George Nelson Swaged-Leg MAA Chair Herman Miller, 1958
By George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Swaged-Leg MAA Chair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller in 1958. Chair composed by
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Aluminum, Steel

George Nelson for Herman Miller "MAA" chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"MAA" Armchair in gray fiberglass by George nelson for Herman Miller. The base in in white painted
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Vintage 1950s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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Finding the Right seating for You

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