Seafoam Zenith Vintage Original Eames RAR Rocking Arm Chair
The pinnacle of the Eames collector’s dream. This all original, vintage, first generation Zenith Seafoam RAR chair is in exceptional condition for its age. Most importantly, this shell has retained such a strong colour for a 50+ year old chair with no fading or bleeding from the shock mounts. The original RAR base is in good condition for its age too.
One of the first colours the iconic shell chair was produced in, this chair is so iconic and is highly coveted as a result. The distinctive rope edge and highly fibrous finish of the shell is always a good sign that the shell is a first generation one produced by Zenith Plastics. The shell would then be finished off with large shock mounts and the famed checkerboard label.
For an all original, 1st generation chair you could not find better. The colour of the shell could almost lead you to believe it is brand new due to how well it has been retained. Some slight scuffing around the edges is expected with its age but overall this is an exceptional chair to own.
The original RAR base is well used, giving it the character only used wood can provide. It is still strong and sturdy with only some wear on the frame, consistent with its age.
The rope edge and checkerboard label help indicate this is an original first generation Zenith shell.
Eames Side Shells are great investment pieces, but how much of an investment pieces relies upon multiple factors; the age of the shell, the rarity of the colour, the manufacturer, the originality of the base and, of course, the condition of the shell. This chair ticks all of the boxes to be a truly great investment piece. Being a first generation Zenith shell and in such good condition whilst sat upon an original RAR base, this is the pinnacle of the Eames shell investment pieces.
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