Zenith Vintage Original Eames 2nd Generation Parchment Arm Rocking Chair

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Product Description

This lovely example of an original Eames rocking chair comprises a very early Zenith Parchment colour arm top date stamped from 1957. A fantastic early example of this classic chair in a neutral colour that compliments modern interior as much today as the day it was made.

The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53.  The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by. 

Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.

In a really nice vintage condition.

Individual Characteristics

This fiberglass shell is in a lovely vintage condition. The chair comes complete with second hand later RAR base.

As pictured in the images, 2nd generation Zenith Eames shells are denoted by the raised 3 dots on the underside of the shell with the reverse Z.

Investment Details

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.  Zenith plastics were the first production manufacturer for Herman Miller of the Eames shells. A 1st generation is likely always 4 or 5 star but one as high quality as this are impossible to find and therefore this is as good an Eames investment as you can make.

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