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George Nelson Herman Miller Rosewood Thin Edge Eight Drawer Dresser

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Beautifully grained Rosewood cabinet with two rows of four drawers. Early style turned aluminum pulls on each drawer. Cabinet standing on for turned aluminum legs. This is a classic Thin Edge group chest. Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller Co. Earlier production piece retaining original foil label inside drawer.
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