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No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest furniture ever.

Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company — named for its chief financial backer — began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D.J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences.  After persuading De Pree that the growing middle-class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style.

Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms. Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. As you can see on 1stDibs, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

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Modern Herman Miller Rosewood Thin Edge Eight-Drawer Chest George Nelson Design
By Herman Miller
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller thin edge eight-drawer chest designed by George Nelson design. Thin edge figured rosewood case. Sculptural aluminium legs. White stylized porcelain d...
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

George Nelson Walnut One-Door 5 Drawers Gentleman's High Chest Dresser Cabinet
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern walnut George Nelson for Herman Miller Storage five drawers cabinet dresser gentleman's high chest.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

1930s Art Deco Brazilian Rosewood Chest Designed by Gilbert Rohde
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
1930s Art Deco Brazilian rosewood chest designed by Gilbert Rohde. Amazing quality and design, slightly bowed front design, five drawers behind two doors with simple, elegant nickel ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Nickel

Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Steel Frame Dresser
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modern George Nelson steel frame cabinet for Herman Miller. Features three drawers with plain birch front and painted sides. In original condition.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Mid Century Dresser by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller in Walnut, Circa 1948
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Framingham, MA
Rare six drawer tall chest by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, circa 1948. Cathedral book matched walnut grain on the drawer facades juxtaposed with original creamy white drawer pull...
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1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

George Nelson for Herman Miller Dresser
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dresser by George Nelson for Herman Miller, c.1950s. This five-drawer dresser features a walnut frame with sculpted aluminum pulls and sits atop a black plinth with four short black ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Aluminum

George Nelson Chest for Herman Miller Model 5517 Commode Sideboard 1952
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Greven, DE
George Nelson vertical chest of drawers commode for Herman Miller model 5517 sideboard 1952 The solid wood Nelson miniature chest, inspired by Japanese design, provides lots of wonde...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Aluminum

George Nelson Thin Edge Double Dresser, Chest, Santos Palisander, Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
George Nelson thin edge double dresser, chest, Santos Palisander, Herman Miller. In 1944, Life magazine published an extensive article detailing the “Storage Wall”, George Nelson’s ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Palisander

Thin Edge Walnut Gentleman's Chest by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Dorchester, MA
This walnut gentleman's chest is part of the elegant series of case pieces that George Nelson designed for Herman Miller in 1952, rebranded the Thin Edge collection in 1958. Closed, ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Mirror, Porcelain

George Nelson Chest for Herman Miller Model 5517, 1950s
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in amstelveen, NL
George Nelson vertical chest of drawers/jewelry cabinet for Herman Miller model 5517. The walnut wood miniature chest, inspired by Japanese design, provides lots of wonderful spaces...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

George Nelson Herman Miller Thin Edge Rosewood Dresser
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautifully grained George Nelson thin edge double dresser. Designed for Herman Miller late 1950s. Beautifully grained rosewood cabinet on aluminum legs. Appears to be original finis...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

Herman Miller George Nelson Five Drawer Dresser Chest Drawers Basic Series 1952
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare George Nelson designed classic for Herman Miller circa 1952. Features the original, coveted squiggly hardware. One of three case pieces of this set that we are selling this week...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Thin Edge Teak Five-Drawer Dresser
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful design by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Five-drawer teak chest on aluminium legs with black enameled pulls. Has drawer separate compartment dividers which can be taken out.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Two "Thin Edge" Chest by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Denton, TX
"Thin Edge" chest of drawers by George Nelson for Herman Miller. These make nice nightstands Measures: cabinet 1. 19.5" deep by 34" wide by 33.25" high cabinet 2. 19.5" deep by 24...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

Midcentury Chests by George Nelson for Herman Miller, a Pair
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern chests designed by George Nelson, manufactured by Herman Miller. Quality construction with a sturdy wooden frame supported by splayed legs with bra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Midcentury Thin Edge Cabinet by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this beautiful and rarely seen chest of drawers designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Comprised of beautiful walnut, R Pulls on a black Trestle-Leg ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

George Nelson Chest / Dresser for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Crockett, CA
Nice walnut gentleman's chest from the Basic Cabinet Series designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller in 1952. There are five drawers on one side which have interior heights from 4...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Stainless Steel

Gilbert Rohde Paldao Cabinet for Herman Miller
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Hingham, MA
Gilbert Rohde designed this chest for Herman Miller as part of his 1941 Paldao Line of streamline modernist and modular furniture in exotic veneer. This is model no. 4103, two-door c...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern Dresser
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern dressers designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller in the mid-20th century. With four drawers and tapered legs. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate w...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Md-Century Modern George Nelson Lingerie Chest
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern lingerie chest features sculpted round pulls with ebonized fronts on each drawer. This stylish five-drawer chest offers plenty of room for storage within...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

George Nelson for Herman Miller Highboy Dresser
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century highboy dresser features a beautiful array of vintage details, from the immediately recognizable block legs George Nelson used throughout much of his work, to the un...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

George Nelson for Herman Miller Three-Drawer Wood Chest
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
George Nelson for Herman Miller three-drawer wood chest, Mid-Century Modern.
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Mid-20th Century North American Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

George Nelson for Herman Miller Walnut Bachelor Chest, Newly Refinished
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern four-drawer dresser chest By George Nelson for Herman Miller USA, 1950s Walnut, with black lacquered feet and original aluminum hardware. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

Early Herman Miller Burled Walnut Inlaid Commode or Chest of Drawers, 1920s
By Herman Miller
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional antique chest of drawers, commode, or buffet server By Herman Miller USA, circa 1920s Carved walnut, with burled walnut drawer fronts, exotic calamand...
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1920s American Jacobean Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Padded Front American Art Deco Chests
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of Machine Age era upholstered drawer bedroom chests. Designed by Gilbert Rohde an icon of American Art Deco and moderne furniture. Manufactured by Herman Miller. Nicely restore...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Upholstery, Mahogany

George Nelson 4-Drawer 'Basic Group' Dresser
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For Herman Miller, Primavera wood chest of drawers with ebonized wood legs and aluminum pulls, c. 1950. Retains aluminum foil manufacturers label.  
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George Nelson for Herman Miller Walnut Bachelor Chest, Newly Refinished
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern four-drawer dresser chest By George Nelson for Herman Miller USA, 1950s Walnut, with black lacquered feet and original aluminum hardware. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

Early Herman Miller Ornate Walnut and Burl Wood Dresser with Mirror, circa 1920s
By Herman Miller
Located in South Bend, IN
Antique five-drawer walnut dresser with mirror Early Herman Miller "All Walnut Line" USA, circa 1920s Ornately carved with bookmatched walnut and burl wood drawer fronts ...
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1920s American Jacobean Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mirror, Walnut

Thin Edge Chests of Drawers by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of Thin Edge chests of drawers in beautifully figured rosewood having five drawers with sculptural white aluminum pulls and elegant turned aluminum legs.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

Pair of George Nelson for Herman Miller Bureau /Cabinets
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Westport, CT
Pair of George Nelson for Herman Miller bureau cabinet storage units, polished handles light colored birch with and black feet.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Chrome

George Nelson Five Drawers Square Shape Mid-Century Modern Walnut High Chest
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 5 drawers high chest dresser cabinet by George Nelson for Herman Miller in mint original condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Pair of Chest of Drawers by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of three drawer chests, designed by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller in the the 1930's. Bleached mahogany cabinets with original padded naugahyde drawer fronts. Great detailing...
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20th Century American Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Naugahyde

Herman Miller George Nelson Basic Cabinet Series, 1952 Dresser Chest of Drawers
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare George Nelson designed classic for Herman Miller, circa 1952. Features the original, coveted squiggly hardware. One of three case pieces of this set that we are selling this wee...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Three-Drawer Chest
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller three-drawer chest. Front of drawers are padded Naugahyde and the frame of the chest is bleached mahogany. Mid Century Modern.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Naugahyde, Mahogany

Herman Miller George Nelson Designed Dresser Chest Drawers Mid-Century Modern
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in West Hartford, CT
Signed Herman Miller chest of drawers designed by George Nelson. Features five drawers, two of which have compartments. All original including the famous hardware pulls, circa 1960s...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

Chest of Drawers by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegantly simple rectilinear chest of drawers in bleached ash with gracefully curved steel pulls, which floats on squared low wooden legs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

Midcentury George Nelson Three Drawer Cabinet for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gorgeous BCS chest of drawers in original walnut finish designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. This is a very early version with silver plated metal pulls not aluminum. In orig...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

George Nelson Herman Miller MCM Thin Edge Rosewood Dresser Chest Drawers, Pair
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller mid century thin edge rosewood dresser chest of drawers - A pair Each chest measures: 33.75 wide x 19 deep x 30.5 inches high All pieces of furnit...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers for sale on 1stDibs.

1stDibs has Herman Miller commodes and chests of drawers available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Herman Miller commodes and chests of drawers, there are many options, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 38 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original Commodes and Chests of Drawers by Herman Miller were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Commodes and Chests of Drawers by George Nelson, Dunbar and Edward Wormley. Prices for Herman Miller Commodes and Chests of Drawers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,800 and tops out at $17,500, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $5,475.
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