Listed for sale is the holy grail of Eames lounge chairs. This is a much sought after 1.
This black leather lounge chair with ottoman dates from around 1957. These early examples are fabulously rare and can be identified by a few distinct characteristics.The set is indeed original to one another and this can be verified by noting the details of production on both chair and ottoman. Early on, it was decided to use boot glides on the ottoman. Within months, however, complaints came in about customers losing these boots and therefore a change was made during the same year, probably around 1957 to begin threading the ottoman underneath to allow for screw-in glides like the chair. This chair has three screw hole armrest. Other exceptional details include both the clips and snap-on construction for installing the cushions.
The chair originally featured down filled cushions which have been replaced with foam. The Cushions are soft, worn in and properly plump for a chair of this vintage. The dark Brazilian rosewood shells are in great shape aside from minimal visible wear as noted in photos. The finish is lovely and holding up well.The aluminum bases are in great condition. And I will make sure that it is as inexpensive for you as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send me a message. I will get back to you as quickly as I can. The item "The Holy Grail 1st Generation Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman" is in sale since Thursday, January 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism". The seller is "tandan1957" and is located in Van Nuys, California.This item can be shipped to United States.