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Lemon Yellow 1st Generation Zenith Vintage Original Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair

Original price £3,595.00 - Original price £3,595.00
Original price
£3,595.00 - £3,595.00
Current price £3,595.00

Product Description

Possibly the rarest Eames chair. This isn’t only an all original 1st generation Zenith Lemon Yellow arm, it is sat on the iconic ‘Ankle Breaker’ RAR base! The base was only available for a year before it was adapted to the version we know today, but this exclusivity helps make this the most sought after chair!

The style of the base meant it did not work so well when the chair was rocked in, hence the name, but the style of the design is stunning due to the symmetry the inside cross makes. Due to the limited run of production, there numbers are very limited, making this version just as exclusive as the iconic PAW swivel base.

Individual Characteristics

This particular example has aged but remarkably well considering all that it has seen! The colour has still quite a strong and lustrous finish and the shell does not display any cracks in it. There is a minimal amount of shock mount bleed – further images can be provided – but, again, this is limited considering the age of the chair.

The original base is also in a good vintage condition. It does show its age, with surface rust being very much present, but is still strong and sturdy.

Its rope edging and checkerboard label help indicate this is a first generation Zenith arm shell.

Investment Details

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. This particular example is a completely original chair which is comprised of a 1st generation Zenith top and original RAR base. The prowess of its original ‘ankle breaker’ base will definitely ensure this piece is the perfect investment piece to own.