Modern Design /07 October 2008


Charles and Ray Eames

pre-production LCW
Herman Miller
USA, 1945
rosewood plywood, curly maple, rubber, steel
22 w × 23½ d × 27 h in (56 × 60 × 69 cm)

This example features two circular shock mounts with metal washers on the backrest and four circular shock mounts with metal washers under the seat. Further differentiating this example from the production models, this chair's back, spine and legs are rosewood while the seat is made of a contrasting and highly figured curly maple.

literature: Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, Neuhart, Neuhart and Eames, ppg. 59, 72-73 The Herman Miller Collection, manufacturer's catalog, 1948, pg. 60

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,200

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