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Stereo Cabinet

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Rosewood and metal
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES ca. 1952
    DIMENSIONS 33 3/8 x 67 3/16 x 18 1/2in. (84.8 x 170.7 x 47cm)
    MARKINGS proper left side of drop-front compartment affixed with circular, printed paper lable. Text printed within a border surrounding a logo of a stylized M: "DESIGNED BY GEORGE NELSON / HERMAN MILLER ZEELAND MICH."
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Patricia Warner
    CAPTION George Nelson (American, 1908-1986). Stereo Cabinet, ca. 1952. Rosewood and metal, 33 3/8 x 67 3/16 x 18 1/2in. (84.8 x 170.7 x 47cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Patricia Warner, 1990.91. Creative Commons-BY
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Radio, stereo and storage cabinet. Rosewood, metal and muslin. Elongated undecorated rectangular form. Raised on four short tapering metal legs with integral circular pad feet. Recessed front divided into five compartments. Proper right containing equally sized horizontally rectangular compartments; lower two open, separated by a vertical divider; upper two enclosed. Hinge-covered upper proper right compartment opens from the cabinet's top and contains a record player mounted on a wooden stand. Second upper compartment's bottom-hinged drop-front folds down to reveal a Solid State Columbia Sound System receiver. Proper left of cabinet containing one square shaped enclosed speaker compartment with central circular muslin-covered opening. Back of cabinet: Rosewood panel covers back of speaker compartment. Black composite panels cover remainder of the cabinet's back. Panels centrally drilled with seven holes.
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