Seal Brown Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
Some brown original Eames fiberglass side shells for Herman Miller on used, newer, light oak DSW bases are the perfect dining chairs to add to your collection. The bold brown shells have a wonderful deep colour with fantastic spider-web fibers. Some really nice and desirable examples.
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 some vintage shells these are 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 shells with some gentle scuffs in some areas and slight abrasions on the seat section but no more than would be expected for their age.
The ‘Herman Miller’ inside the rectangular logo indicates these shells are later production variants 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 excellent examples of some original shells, these chairs should prove to be a good investment piece.