Parchment Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
A much coveted original Herman Miller parchment Eames fiberglass side shell chair is always popular since they work effortlessly with any interior décor. This particular top is invigorated by the dark maple DSW base it is sat upon. One of the original colour choices for the shells, parchment is perhaps slightly more common than the elephant grey and seafoam colours but this does not inhibit its popularity.
The side variant of the iconic shell chairs was the second version to be produced and was done so in 1952/53. The arm shell was the first one to be produced in 1950 from the combined force of Zenith Plastics and Herman Miller.
This particular shell has retained its colour exceptionally well with little to no fading. The highly fibrous finish is wonderful and there are no cracks or dents.
This is an early Herman Miller shell, the remains of the label and the stamp seen just coming through it indicate this.
The Eames shells range in their investment value depending upon many factors. The condition, age, colour and even origin of the shell can affect the price of each shell. As this is one of the original colours its investment value is more reasonable than some shells and it should see a steady increase over time.
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