Modern Design /07 October 2008


Charles and Ray Eames

pre-production DCWs, pair
Evans Products
USA, 1945
walnut plywood, rubber, steel
19½ w × 22 d × 29 h in (50 × 56 × 74 cm)

Unlike production models, these examples have circular and ovoid metal washers between the shock mounts at the backrest and underneath the seat.

Signed with red manufacturer's paper label to underside of each example: [Evans Evans].

provenance: Neuman Trust Collection

literature: Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, Neuhart, Neuhart and Eames, ppg. 58-59

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,600

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