It is so unusual to find a true vintage Eames rocker that is completely original. We have not restored the shell, base, or rockers at all, only given the chair a light cleaning.
The rocking chair is part of Charles and Ray Eames’ 1948 collection of seating with shells made from polyester reinforced with glass fiber, a new material developed by the US army in the second world war. The seat could be attached to a number of bases, including a wooden rocker (RAR = “rocking armchair rod”). These chairs were produced until 1968 by Herman Miller, and have since been re-issued with polypropylene seats.
This is a wonderful example of the original visible-fiber shell construction, in very good as-found vintage condition. The seat has a couple of very small dings and scratches which we attempted to photograph.
24 7/8” w x 27 1/4” d x 26 3/4” h
Seat height 15 3/4”