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Thursday, July 14, 2011

On the way to the store: George Nelson for Howard Miller

My SIL has been participating in some major auctions around the country lately, and a few days ago he won a clock by George Nelson for Howard Miller. I'm not talking about a small Nelson desk clock or even one of his larger wall clocks, but a floor model that's almost five feet tall.  It is in transit now from New York to Texas and should be in the store soon.

The clock is a sleek chrome and smoked Lucite grandfather style designed by Nelson in the 1960s. It stands 56" tall by 13" wide and will be a real eye-catcher in someone's modern home. I love the iconic George Nelson hands on the clock, and I've read that it has melodic chimes which ring on the hour and half hour. This is going to be so much fun to have in the store! (I can say this because it won't be waking me up all night on the hour and half hour. That might color my definition of fun just a bit. And, yes, my daughter, SIL and the boys are still living behind the store while they debate the merits of a house versus a high-rise apartment.) All that aside, I think the clock is destined to become one of those pieces we get attached to and don't want to give up.

1960s Howard Miller grandfather style clock by George Nelson


  1. @Tanya: No one could ever accuse Joe of thinking small. He figures if you're going to play, you might as well play with the "big boys." :)

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