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Nelson Miniature Chests

Nelson Miniature Chests

Function and beauty

The solid wood Nelson Miniature Chest, inspired by Japanese design, provides lots of wonderful little spaces to keep wonderful little things. Made with hand-fitted drawers—the kind of American craftsmanship designer George Nelson insisted upon in 1952 and that is harder and harder to find. Offered in several sizes and drawer configurations, with or without pedestals, these chests make an interesting addition to any room in the home or office.

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Arts and craftsmanship

There’s just no getting around this fact: a well-made drawer is fitted by hand. For these chests, our U.S.-based cabinetmakers hand fit each drawer for proper alignment to ensure that the wood-on-wood drawer glides operate smoothly and will continue to do so. Each model has one jewelry drawer, with dividers, to organize and store small items.

Design choices

The design of these chests is true to the George Nelson original: the chests are available in teak and other solid woods.

The six-drawer chest. Drawers are arranged vertically or in two rows of three, with white or laminate top. With or without a pedestal base. A chest without pedestal can sit on top of another piece of furniture; brass glides add protection. With the pedestal base, the six-drawer chest is like a small table with drawers.

The nine-drawer chest. Drawers are arranged vertically. With or without pedestal base.