Parchment 1st Generation Zenith Original Vintage Eames RAR Rocking Arm Chair
This is a used, original Zenith Rope Edge parchment with luxuriously patinated RAR base. Truly vintage in its beauty, this Zenith Eames arm shell chair in distinctive warm parchment colour, is completed by a later, used, RAR base. The exotic, tan shell complements the wooden RAR base, enabling a versatile decorative piece that you can display perfectly in your offices and living room.
Differing from the 1950s first-generation Arm shell chair, Herman Miller adjusted the base of the second-generation design by extending the height of the front rods, making it taller and away from the user’s legs, which was the main flaw of the first-generation design. Ultimately, this rocking arm shell chair is an eccentric, timeless piece that is highly sought after.
The rarity of this chair stems from the full label, which is only included on the fiberglass shell chairs, produced around 1950-1953, making this chair a very rare vintage piece. The shell has aged well, its colour has faded a little but is still fantastic, with no cracks and scratches-further images are available upon request.
The Eames’s shell chairs have become highly coveted pieces. Their popularity has helped ensure their continued production today. As with many things, their investment value is determined by many numerous factors, but the main ones are age, condition, originality and colour. As a great example of this vintage classic, it will prove to be a good investment piece.