Parchment Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair
A really nice early example of an Eames Parchment Herman Miller shell arm chair on a RAR rocking chair with lovely dark runners. Parchment was the name for the ivory and white shells and early versions such as these are really sought after.
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.
The fiberglass shell is in a really nice white vintage condition with a newer RAR base.
The 2 triangles logo denotes this shell originated from the Summit plastics 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 will always rise through time.
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