Dark Ochre 2nd Generation Zenith Vintage Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
This gorgeous, vintage, 2nd generation Zenith ochre Eames arm shell on original RAR base really will be a bold statement piece no matter where it is placed. The distinctive colour has not been marred by time, retaining its strong, bold finish and sat on the original RAR base this chair works perfectly as a living chair.
The shells were initially produced in 4 colours but with their success, more colours were made available. Dark ochre, especially like this excellent example, was introduced and proved to also be a success. Once Herman Miller took complete control of the production process, more colours were made available thus helping to establish the success the Eames shell chairs saw.
The shell is in fantastic vintage condition with no chips or dents, only natural wear expected with being 50+ years old. The bold colour has not faded over time.
The large shock mounts with no other marking indicates this is a second generation Zenith shell. This was the most experimental phase for the Eames shells with a wide variety of labels, marks and even shock mounts finding their way under the shells.
Eames shells vary in terms of investment value due to so many factors. The age, origin and colour of the shell coupled with its condition are key aspects along with the originality of the base the shell is upon. This particular shell being such a rich shade of Ochre and being in good condition whilst sat upon an original RAR base should prove to be a very good investment piece.
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