George Nelson Prototype Bench - Lot #: 014

Small slat bench, extra high legs. Herman Miller, 1948. Birch, lacquered wood. Evidence of applied foil manufacturer's label to underside. Top of foil is off but imprint can be read: [George Nelson Design Herman Miller Zeeland, Michigan]. Signed in pencil to underside; prototype 1948. Provenance: Brought from Herman Miller executive, 1984, who was given the bench from Max Dupree when he retired. Steve purchased this bench in New Zeeland, Michigan.
Condition: legs are weak, untouched original condition
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000