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    Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944)
    A Pair of Mansonia Sideboards, 1935, Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan
    African walnut
    29-1/4 x 48 x 15 inches (74.3 x 121.9 x 38.1 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    Purchased from Herman Miller Furniture Company through Allen Brothers Furniture Store, Sebring, Ohio, October 1935.

    The Mansonia line, named after the wood used for it, debuted in the 1935 Summer market. Viktor purchased his suite of Mansonia only a few months following its debut. In the Mansonia line, the drawer and cabinet pulls are a stylized tassel, with turned and carved details, are these provide the sole decorative accent. The pair are described as "Utility Cabinets" in the Herman Miller Company Catalog where they are listed as #5256. The artist installed these side-by-side in the main hall off the central foyer of his Stillman Road house in Cleveland Heights. They served as a long display table for many of his most prized clay sculptures.



    Condition Report*: Minor missing slivers of veneer to the edges, water stains and scratches to the tops, otherwise with surface wear indicative of age and use.
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