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Is this an original red aniline dyed example… or not? In the meantime, I’ll concentrate on the label itself. This chair surely was factory red. And, the intention was to make sure all parts were covered in dye from the same bucket, rather than dye a bunch of legs on one line, from one bucket, and spines on another line from a different bucket, and have them not match at assembly. The expansion and contraction [from humidity, and temperature] of the individual parts drives stress into the shock mounts, which are old and brittle. When you look at the bottom of this DCW (see below) you’ll see that there is a harsh red paint applied later around the affixed label. 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.

No Exposed Screws - all the screws are on the inside of the chair, hidden from view, except at the armrests.If you see a screw on the outside of the wood shells, the chair is a knock-off or poorly repaired. You will find more information about the chair if you unscrew the seat. It appears to me that the chair was stripped, with a common hardware store stripper. The techniques used to make these unique chairs had been developed during the war years and was evident in the Eames Splint, made for and utilized by the US Navy. It would lead one to conclude that stock chairs with labels were not taken out of a box and dyed red. It looks like somebody also tried stripping the red chair, and made an effort to avoid the label area, for common sense reasons[thankfully]. $10.99. I think it was applied later because to my eyes, the paint is slightly layering over the label itself. And it looks like there is crusty residue on top of the screws that go through the spine near the label. Extra feet found on these versions may not be original.

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Well, to tell the truth, I put in to motion the Museum’s acceptance of the DCW based on a hunch…and I just might be wrong. The underside of a piece may also have three letters stamped, impressed or hand-written on it—something like LCW, DAX, DCM. Those breaking or coming away will likely need to be full replaced. The post 1994 re-issue 3rd generation LCW with two circular back rest mounts, 3rd Generation - (2nd Herman Miller Gen) -. On the other hand, the rest of the surface appears to be more “stained” but very faded.

Wear. © My mother has one of the LCW chairs but I need to see if there is a label and what the screw configuration is. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I remember it sitting in the den and no one ever really sat in it. manonmona reblogged this on Espacio de MANON. 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. 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. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! These original red examples are indeed very rare. The result was a chair of visual beauty and something of a revelation for the post war period. The Red chair appears to have been originally red. 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. 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.

Many collectors may cringe at this. I saw that the chair had a maker’s label on the bottom, which is encouraging. The very earliest LCW chairs by Evans and first Herman Miller ones may have the model written on the underside of the seat or on the label. The LCW 2nd generation was cancelled from the catalog in 1957 due to falling sales. ), but its label is not in great condition. However–and here we return to the part where I might be wrong–I’m still not completely sure that I have one here. I have a lot of questions that I can’t answer about this: When it comes time to exhibit or write further about this chair, I’ll call in the expertise of our conservation staff to see what we can learn from a materials standpoint. By giving us your email address you are agreeing to allow us to send you emails periodically. 1st generation Evans products plywood LCW with melamine coating, Later model Walnut Eames LCW plywood side chair, 1950 Herman Miller Eames Plywood chair vintage advert, Profile view of the Eames LCW plywood chair, Original Herman Miller print advert with the LCW, Early Evans LCW in original leather upholstery (image courtesy of D Rose Mod), Underside of early Evans LCW showing 5-2-5 screw pattern, Late model LCW in Santos Palisander Veneer. Older aniline dyed versions will often appear faded as well. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. Other notable features are that the chair appears to be Birch veneer[see the flame pattern to the seat back], which was the choice for Red, [whereas, Ash was used for Black], and it appears that there is remnant red dye in the grain.

There was little documentation, and we had to act quickly.

Estimated 1946-1950, 2nd Generation Herman Miller 5-2-4 screw pattern.

a "LCW" chair, Evans Products Co USA, 1940's. The LCW first generation has a long shaped oval shock mount for the back rest to spine section of the chair. First manufactured by Evans Molded Plywood in 1946, Herman Miller took over distribution a year later and production by 1949. Laminated walnut, rubber and aluminium mounts, height 65 cm. So why an additional example of the DCW?

Get the best deals on eames chair parts when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Herman Miller discontinued the LCW in 1957 but thankfully re-introduced them as part of the 'Home Classics' range in 1994, using a variety of wood finishes since then.

It is also important to check the overall build of an LCW. No big surprise there, as this bent plywood chair is the iconic work of two of the most influential 20th-century furniture designers. This new screw pattern alongside one of the Herman Miller labels will show a second generation piece. Many collectors are strict about disassembling these chairs. or a very bad sign (someone later added it). Check the solidity of the shock mounts. best Eames marketplace in the world, Take a look at the most popular items of It is in perfect condition and has never been altered. This dates the chair to almost exactly 1948. After 1949, Herman Miller Company was the sole producer and distributor. I am thrilled to hear from someone that has obviously acquired a lot of information about this issue, and more so to learn that my “hunch” that we should take this chair into the collection is correct.

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