Gilbert Rohde Paldao Secretary Bookcase for Herman Miller

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Gilbert Rohde large-scale bookcase with drop-front secretary desk and storage drawers in exotic burl paldao wood from his 1941 Paldao Collection for Herman Miller.

Rohde's collaboration with Herman Miller (from 1932 until his death in 1944) is described as one of the most important and fruitful collaborations in the history of modern American furniture design.

See: Phyllis Ross. Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009

Fixed vertical Lucite dividers set within ebonized bookshelves. Book height allowance is ~12 inches.

Recessed cubbies and slots for your desk accessories within the drop-front secretary cabinet.

Two bottom drawers with bronze Minimalist pulls at base. Single hidden drawer immediately below drop-front.

The writing surface is a black laminate. Possibly Micarta or Bakelite.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1941
  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paldao
  • Condition
    Excellent. Restored and polished and ready for your home. Writing surface shows some small divots from perhaps previous heavy use of a ball point pen. We can possibly have the writing surface re-laminated with Formica or covered with leather..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    49 in. H x 60 in. W x 17 in. D
    124 cm H x 152 cm W x 43 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Weymouth, MA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU88668882853
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2010

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Weymouth, MA

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