Herman Miller Chest

1936-1939

This Chest, in the collection of the Newark Museum, consists of a plain rectangular carcase veneered in rosewood. There is a slight bow to the front and a recessed base of darker wood having inlaid vertical stripes of rosewood. There are three veneered drawers to the object, each with a circular concave mat brass pull. This piece bears partial B. Altman Label. This indicates that it was manufactured before 1939. There is a stencil on the back with the product number indicating it was part of the 3600 series. This suggests a design date of 1936. Based on Trade Catalogue information, the original price was $149. 00. The Altman label is a crucial dating clue. Altman retailed this line for Herman Miller only up to 1939, when Herman Miller ceased retailing its furniture through other stores. Herman Miller Trade Name: Chest Herman Miller Series: Suite 3770 Product Number: 3770


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