Modern Design /07 October 2008

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Charles and Ray Eames

FSW-16
Herman Miller
USA, 1946
molded birch plywood, canvas
160 w × 68 h in (406 × 173 cm)

This is the only known example of a 16-panel FSW. By repute, this extra large screen was specially created in the early 1950s for a church in Zeeland, Michigan. Production of the folding screens was discontinued in 1955.

provenance: Neuman Trust Collection

literature: Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, Neuhart, Neuhart and Eames, ppg. 78-79 The Herman Miller Collection, manufacturer's catalog, 1948, pg. 66

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $24,000

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