Seal Brown Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
A brown original vintage Eames fiberglass side shell for Herman Miller on a used, newer light oak DSW base is the perfect dining chair to add to your collection. The bold brown shell has a wonderful deep colour with fantastic spider-web fibers. A really nice and desirable example.
A very consistent colour in the Eames fiberglass series, the deep finish of the brown meant it worked either in large numbers in commercial environments or as smaller units in the household. The earliest examples tended to display more of the fibrous finish of the shell, but as the dyeing process improved, the strength and depth of colour created a much deeper tone to the shells.
As a vintage shell this is in good condition. The deep colour is still strong and the strong fibrous finish is excellent. There are some light age related marks to the shell with some gentle scuffs in some areas and slight abrasions on the seat section but no more than would be expected for its age.
The ‘Herman Miller’ inside the rectangular logo indicates this shell is a later production variant of these shells, produced between the years 1980-1993.
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. As an excellent example of an original shell, this chair should prove to be a good investment piece.