Parchment Herman Miller Vintage Eames RAR Arm Chair
This beautifully deep parchment original Herman Miller Eames arm shell has retained its strong colour and looks fantastic on its used dark wood RAR base. With an interesting aged patina to its back, this shell is a great example of how unique vintage parchment shells become after standing against the test of time.
Parchment was one of the first four colours offered when the shell chair was produced and, much like the later orange, the colour meant that it could age in a distinctly unique way. This is what makes these vintage versions so interesting. It is very hard to find two the same meaning it is a good chance it is one-of-a-kind!
A great shell needs a great base and sat upon the used RAR base means this chair will comfortably cater for any living or reception space.
The shell has retained its deep colour whilst developing a very unique patina. There are some natural signs of use expected with its age but it is in generally very good vintage condition.
The ‘C’ inside the star logo indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory.
Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the maker are those that determine. Parchment shells always retain a good base value and with this shell retaining a strong colour it should rise through time.
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