ISAMU NOGUCHI; HERMAN MILLER
Unusual coffee table, possibly unique, USA, before 1955; Painted wood, marble; Unmarked; 15 1/2" x 49" x 35"; Provenance: Private New York collection; Skinner Auction, Sale 2870B, December 5th 2015, lot 493; Shown in period photograph dated 1955 with this original marble top. Noguchi designed the IN-50 coffee table in 1948 for production by Herman Miller with a glass top. He used stone as a material for some of his table tops, and this might be one such example.
Sale Price: $4,375
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
This unusual example features contours that are slightly different from the iconic IN-50 table and a thick marble top. Original finish has some light scuffs, shallow dents, and minor crazing. Original marble top has even light scratches and a few minor flecks to edges. No breaks or repairs, good overall condition.