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Nelson 6-Drawer Miniature Chest by Herman Miller

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Nelson 6-Drawer Miniature Chest
by Herman Miller
designed by George Nelson

At A Glance:

George Nelson was fascinated with all things Japanese, and that influence is clear in the design of his miniature chests from 1952. Offered in a variety of sizes and drawer configurations, they add artistic interest and a touch of history - as well as practical function - to the home or office. Walnut, white ash, or teak construction, with laminate on the top surface.

What's To Like:

  • The Nelson 6-Drawer Chest has hand-fitted drawers that speak to Herman Miller's emphasis on quality construction.
  • This miniature chest is a true tribute to Japanese design, with a fresh look that is perfect for the modern home.
  • Everything in its place: each drawer is just the right size to hold all those small things (like jewelry) that otherwise clutter up larger drawers.

What's Not to Like:
You could pay less for a jewelry chest - but what you're really getting is a superbly finished showpiece by one of the mid-century's greatest designers, so that's also a consideration.

The Bottom Line:
The Nelson 6-Drawer Miniature Chest with Pedestal is beautiful, richly finished, and an icon of the mid-century modern era. It's immediately recognizable for the enduring quality of its design, and will be an heirloom-quality feature of any modern home.


  • Overall: 6" h x 30.25" w x 13" d
  • Walnut, white ash, or teak construction, with laminate on the top surface
  • Solid brass glides on bottom of chest
  • Hand-fitted drawers ensure proper alignment so that wood-on-wood glides work smoothly
  • Includes a drawer with dividers to organize and store small items

The Herman Miller Nelson 6-Drawer Miniature Chest is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: NC526, NC556.

Materials & Measurements

Nelson Miniature Chest DimensionsMaterials:
Cabinet is rosewood-stained teak with a white laminate top. Drawers with white metal knobs and rest on 3/8" solid-brass glides.

Overall: 6" h x 30.15" w x 13" d
Internal Shelf (each): 8.625" w x 12.125" d

About The Manufacturer

Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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Shipping & Delivery

Herman Miller furniture comes with free standard shipping within the contiguous United States.

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Product Q&A


The Nelson Miniature Chest comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away


George NelsonWhen writing about the course of his remarkable 50-year career, George Nelson described a series of creative "zaps"--moments of out-of-the-blue inspiration "when the solitary individual finds he is connected with a reality he never dreamed of." It was these zaps that would lead to the creation of some of the most original furniture designs of the 20th century- including the Coconut Chair, the Marshmallow Sofa, and the Miniature Chest Collection.

An early zap came in the 1930s, when he was an architectural student in Rome. Before returning home, an idea struck him: He would travel Europe and interview leading modern architects, hoping to get the articles published in the U.S. He succeeded, and in the process introduced the U.S. design community to the European avant-garde. This set in motion a sequence of what he called "lucky" career breaks that were really the inevitable outcomes of his brilliance as a designer, teacher, and author.