View cart for details. The value of an LCW is generally based on its age first, then condition and wood/upholstery variant.
Eames pieces were named military-fashion, Wright notes, with three-letter abbreviations. The result was a chair of visual beauty and something of a revelation for the post war period. You will receive our regular newsletter, offers and promotions to you. It’s my opinion that your conservator team should mix up a batch of dye which matches the color on the underside of the chair the best, and re-dye the chair. ), but its label is not in great condition.
$19.99. Is this an original red aniline dyed example… or not? The all plywood chair was finally released in 1946, designed by Charles Eames and manufactured by the Evans Molded Plywood Company. a "LCW" chair, Evans Products Co USA, 1940's.
Laminated walnut, rubber and aluminium mounts, height 65 cm. No big surprise there, as this bent plywood chair is the iconic work of two of the most influential 20th-century furniture designers. It appears to me that the chair was stripped, with a common hardware store stripper. This new screw pattern alongside one of the Herman Miller labels will show a second generation piece. This red stain was either a very good sign (original!) Herman Miller has made the LCW available in differing wood types since the re-release including oak, ash and Santos Palisander as well as a degree of upholsteries. View All 2 LCW Plywood Lounge Side Chair products, 5 Layers of Molded Plywood, glued and with Rubber Shock Mounts, 5 Layers of Molded Plywood, 2 molded leg pieces. After Herman Miller produced the chair for about a year or so, the bolt configuration changed to 5-2-4. manonmona reblogged this on Espacio de MANON. Early upholstered versions are especially valuable so check them for rips and tears as they will impact the value greatly. Some of the very early versions of the plywood LCW were laminated in Melamine in order to preserve it during use however it was found to react with sunlight and turn white. Older aniline dyed versions will often appear faded as well. Those with fully original mounts and parts are considered more authentic and yield a higher value. When and why was this red paint added around the label?
As another comparison, I’m showing at left the underside of the other DCW (pictured at the top of this post) in the Museum’s collection. Vintage LCW's should have clear ageing and signs of use, newer versions less so. This post, like much other research, is a work in progress. Evans versions of the LCW did not have any additional feet attached the ends of the wooden legs. I say 'used' but... A modern take to a vintage classic. The easiest method to spot the first generation LCW is find one of the Evans labels, if they are surviving, which will be the medal, paper or foil labels. It is a must-have for any design collection! My mother has one of the LCW chairs but I need to see if there is a label and what the screw configuration is. It is also important to loosen and tighten all of the screws that go into the shock mounts quarterly, even if you choose not to unscrew the chair completely. The Eames LCW Side Chair had a dining height sister chair (DCW) and the two were replicated with metal bases in the DCM and LCM. The first generations are rarely found with upholstery in leather, fabric or slunk skin (calf hide), Oval large shock mount of the first generation of LCW plywood chairs, 1st Generation - Evans Plywood Products - Continued. It’s possible that new old stock parts were assembled, and dyed to order, and the label was put on after color. It looks like somebody also tried stripping the red chair, and made an effort to avoid the label area, for common sense reasons[thankfully].
There was little documentation, and we had to act quickly. From the first of the plywood series, the abbreviated Eames LCW Chair was the Lounge Height (L) Side Chair (C) on Wood (W) Base. Also visible in this photograph is the 5-2-5 arrangement of screws often used to help distinguish between eras of Eames chair manufacture.
Mel’s curatorial responsibility includes interpreting, displaying, and building the Museum’s collection of craft, design, and decorative objects. Herman Miller kept the DCM and LCM on the books but sadly the LCW was discontinued in 1957 but re-commissioned in 1994 and remains available today.
Lifting by seat back is the common cause of shock mount failure at the seat back area. Make sure you use a large= number 3 phillips hand held screw driver. Get the best deals on eames chair parts when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. However, I do not see the wisdom. Herman Miller kept the oval shock mounts of the Evans version as well as the dyed red and black and upholstered version but introduced some new options of their own. It is necessary to point out that 'generations' of furniture designs don't actually exist in the form of intentional changes with the very pre-meditated thought that they will be used in the future for the aid of authenticating, ageing and valuing. It’s not uncommon for customers to get 15–25% off the list price after negotiating. Prices for most eames lcw on 1stdibs are negotiable. However–and here we return to the part where I might be wrong–I’m still not completely sure that I have one here. But, I think for museum-education purposes, it is more interesting so see what the original chair would have looked like=Deep Bright Red, rather than the folk-art preference of someone celebrating the bicentennial.
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