Modern Design /07 October 2008


Charles and Ray Eames

pre-production CTM
Evans Products
USA, 1946
walnut veneer plywood, chrome-plated steel, rubber
34 w × 16 h in (86 × 41 cm)

This table is a rare pre-production example of the coffee table with metal legs (CTM). It features three legs and rubber shock mounts, details not included in the final design. In mid-1946 the early three-legged version that was included in the Eames' three New York City showings of their low-cost plywood furniture was replaced with the four-legged coffee table.

provenance: Neuman Trust Collection

literature: Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, Neuhart, Neuhart, and Eames, ppg. 80, 82-83 The Herman Miller Collection, manufacturer's catalog, 1948, pg. 67

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,800

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