Gilbert Rohde, Occasional Table, Model No. 3945
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Occasional Table, Model No. 3945
manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company
glass, Lucite, brass
15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm) high
34 in. (86.4 cm) diameter
Overall very good condition. The original green glass table top presents with faint scattered surfaces scratches and minor abrasions throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The circumference of the table top presents with four small chips and areas of loss, the largest measuring approximately ½ inch and not visually distracting. The lucite and brass legs are in excellent condition overall with light surface scratching and scuffing consistent with use, as well as light traces of oxidation and tarnish consistent with age. The four chromium plated metal disc connectors and screws are all original. The legs and connectors come with a museum quality traveling case that was built for the Toledo Museum exhibition. A striking minimalist form embodying the principles of American modernism.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde Modern Design, Atglen, PA, 1939, pp. 21 (for a related model), 28, 35
David Hanks and Derek Ostergard, Gilbert Rohde, exhibition pamphlet, Washburn Gallery, New York, 1981, n.p.
Leslie A. Piña, Herman Miller: Interior Views, Atglen, PA, 1998, p. 35
The Alliance of Art and Industry: Toledo Designs for a Modern America, exh. cat., New York, 2002, p. 180
Alexander Payne and James Zemaitis, The Coffee Table Coffee Table Book, London, 2003, pp. 17 (for a period photograph of the model, 1940) and 49 (for a related model)
Phyllis Ross, Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living, New Haven, 2009, front cover and pp. 180, 195 (for a period photograph of the model in the Herman Miller Furniture Company showroom, Chicago, 1939) and 197 (for a related model)
The Alliance of Art and Industry: Toledo Designs for a Modern America, Toledo Museum of Art, OH, March 24–June 16, 2002
The Ohio Art’s Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH, August 8, 2002-October 19, 2002
San Francisco Airport Museums, San Francisco, CA, January-July, 2003