Parchment 2nd Generation Zenith Vintage Original Eames DAX Arm Shell Chair
A vintage 2nd generation Zenith Eames parchment fiberglass arm shell chair is absolutely stunning and looks even better on its original, iconic, steel DAX base. The colour is exceptional for the shells’ age with no fading and it is accentuated by the subtle silver of the DAX base evoking the true feel of the chair.
Parchment was one of the first colours used when the original shell, the arm shell, was introduced in 1950 and it was used ever since, also being used on the side shell ever since its release in 1952/53. Whilst it may not be the most coveted version of these iconic shells, parchment shells age in their own unique way giving them an almost iconic trait.
This particular shell has managed to retain a strong representation of its colour which makes it a great example to own. The colour has remained consistent and looks great against the silver of the original base.
The gorgeous depth of colour has given this shell a very unique finish. The shell is in excellent vintage condition.
The original DAX base is in good condition.
The large shock mounts denote that this is a 2nd generation Zenith shell.
The Eames’s work is highly coveted. From their artwork to their furniture, their work attracts interest from everywhere. The shells are great investment piece, especially vintage ones. Like many things, their age, factory of origin and even colour can affect the shells’ value. This gorgeous example is an extremely well-aged parchment and being on its original base this chair should see considerable interest over time.