The most iconic chair ever produced needs little introduction, for sale is this Eames lounge chair and ottoman by Herman Miller (model 670/671) in a rare chocolate brown leather and Brazilian Rosewood. Introduced in 1956 and still in production today, its stylish and comfortable too.
OVERVIEW: This Eames lounger features Brazilian Rosewood shells (stamped #257) with chocolate brown leather cushions. I've restored many Eames loungers over the years and have never seen this color leather before - so its quite unique and rare too. Additionally, the usage of Brazilian Rosewood was banned in the early 1990s, making rosewood models more rare and highly sought-after as they're no longer being produced.
CONDITION: The entire chair has just been meticulously gone over, with the rosewood shells being reoiled/conditioned to exude their lustrous sheen and aluminum bases/accents polished to shine brightly once again. All metal sliders (i.e. Domes of Silence) are in-tact and base pedestal bushings are sturdy/solid (ie. no wobbles). As to be expected with any vintage piece of furniture, there are a few subtle imperfections...see the right-side area of the top shell that I have addressed so its less of an issue and not overly noticeable (unless at awkward close-up inspection range). Regardless, I mention it for transparency though...please see photos and please inquire if you’d like more details.
LEATHER, SHOCKMOUNTS and SHELLS: The brown leather cushions are in excellent and original condition, with just the right amount of "lived-in" patina/wear. Shockmounts have just been replaced (a very common frailty of older Eames chairs) and now ready for another lifetime of enjoyment. Little UV-light exposure explains why the rosewood shells still retain their deep luster and rich coloring - see photos, the rosewood woodgrain and coloration is superb...so deep and rich!
RESTORATION HIGHLIGHTS AND BACKGROUND STORY: This particular chair was purchased directly from the original owners, who bought it new but it sat in their basement for many years after a friend carelessly "plopped down" in it thus snapping the left-rear wing...and why you always ease yourself into an Eames lounger! That rear wing was just professionally repaired and matched with period-correct rosewood veneer so you'd barely know it was fixed but I mention it (again for full transparency) and a fun story to share with your chair admirers.
DIMENSIONS: 35" high x 31" wide x 32" deep ; seat height is 15" from floor.
SHIPPING: SHIPPING IS NOT FREE NOR $0.01! Please contact me prior to ordering for an exact quote as I'm happy to obtain most efficient/safest/cost-effective option for you. I sell and ship much mid-century modern furniture nationwide from my home showroom in Seattle so I'll coordinate all shipping logistics on behalf of buyer if desired...my preferred shipping company specializes in furniture transportation and individually wrap/unwrap each piece for the utmost protection. Shipments usually go out the first week of each month. Free local pickup in the Seattle area too, or you can arrange you're own shipping. All shipments must carry cargo insurance to ensure safe delivery/protection for both buyer/seller.
QUESTIONS: Happy to answer any questions and send additional photos, if needed. My hope is to provide as much detail/images so there are no surprises upon delivery.
Very midcentury, MCM, retro, modern, rosewood, mid-century, atomic, vintage.
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