Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003


Charles and Ray Eames

ESU storage cubes for Hugh DuPree
Herman Miller
USA, c. 1960
ash plywood, walnut plywood, masonite, steel, black laminate
24 w × 15½ d × 14½ h in (61 × 39 × 37 cm)

Originally installed on the wall in the study of Hugh DuPree's Zeeland, Michigan home, this ensemble allowed an entertainment center to be arranged in any series of combinations. Eight cube sections and a larger shelf section (not shown) with three drawers, perforated panel, black masonite sides, cross-braces and an attached lamp. All elements were wall mounted.

provenance: Hugh DuPree, Zeeland, Michigan Private collection

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $11,800

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