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Early Production Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair / Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early production Eames aluminum group lounge chair / Herman Miller,,, Four star base seldom seen black arms Retains original off white wool upholstery. Impressed Herman Miller labe. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Eames Armshell Lounge Height Chair by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
An early second generation Eames fiberglass arm shell chair with the large shock mounts, washers and a cast iron X-base in the rare lower lounge height. Manufactured by the Herman Mi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames Early Shell Chair Lounge Height for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
An early second generation parchment fiberglass arm shell chair with large shock mounts and black iron base in the rare lower lounge height . Having slip on black boot feet of rubber...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass

Pair of Early Charles Eames LAX Armshell, 'Lounge Chairs X BASE'
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Charles and Ray Eames designed low lounge armshell with X-base. Zinc base, painted black, original screws, original boot glides. Early transitional salmon fiberglass shell 2nd genera...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Zinc

Early Production Charles and Ray Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Austin, TX
A fine early production Eames lounge chair with ottoman by Herman Miller, circa 1965, with original tufted black leather upholstered cushions. The Brazilian rosewood (Rio Palissande...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames Early LCW Maple Lounge Chair for Herman Miller, 1952
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in maple plywood. The veneer and chair is in good condition with nice patina and wood grain. Light signs of wear and discoloration / dirt, mainly on the seat....
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Maple, Plywood

Early Eames Rope Edge Fiberglass Bucket Chair
By Charles Eames
Located in New York, NY
Eames rope edge fiberglass bucket chair. This example is in very good condition, no chips, cracks or discoloration save some minor bleed at the shock mounts (early large shocks) norm...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Early Eames LCM Lounge Chair, Herman Miller, USA, 1950s, Ash/ Black Frame
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early Eames LCM lounge chair, Herman Miller, USA, 1950s, ash with black base, wonderful example, great original finish, patina, retains impressed LCM under potato chip seat, Classic ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Early 2nd Generation X Base Translucent Arm Shell Lounge Chair by Charles Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early 2nd generation X base translucent arm shell lounge chair by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. Amazing condition, featuring low aluminum X base, large domes of silence shock moun...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Red Aniline Dyed Eames LCM "Lounge Chair Metal", Signed with Evans Label
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Located in Kansas City, MO
Very early Charles Eames and Ray Eames LCM, for Evans Products Company, Venice, CA, circa 1945. Red aniline-dyed molded plywood, polished chrome, original glides. Early frame constru...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Rare Pair of Early Charles and Ray Eames LKR-2 Lounge Chair by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare pair of early Charles and Ray Eames LKR-2 lounge chair by Herman Miller, first edition about 1953. A real collector's piece, this early Eames LKR-2 wire lounge chair has a chrom...
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Mid-20th Century American Lounge Chairs

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Chrome, Metal

Early First Edition Eames Walnut LCM Chair for Evans
By Evans Products Company, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Hard to find pair of early LCM chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured in the 1940s by Evans Products Company. These chairs are in very good condition with minor we...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Eames Herman Miller DKR Chair on Early Production Low X-Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ferndale, MI
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller DKR lounge chair. The chair is earlier production evidenced by the solid steel "X" base. Original burlap back cover shows some age but very ni...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Early 2nd Generation Charles and Ray Eames Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century fiberglass arm shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames, 2nd year production featuring early exposed fibers, heavy iron x base, large rubber shock monts, unu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Fully Restored Early Red Aniline Dye Eames LCM
By Charles Eames
Located in Providence, RI
Fully restored first generation, Herman Miller LCM (Lounge Chair Metal) in aniline dye, designed by Charles Eames, circa 1946. This example, early 1950s. Chair has been fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Early Production Eames L C W's, 5-2-5- Screw Configuration
By Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning pair of early production Eames L C W's, 5-2-5- screw configuration, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, amazing wood grain, Classic modernist lounge chairs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
An early iconic design. The LCW designed by Charles and Ray Eames manufactured by Evans for Herman Miller. This piece is being sold in found condition with original Evans labeling. F...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

  • Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
  • Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
  • Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
  • Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
H 26.5 in. W 22 in. D 23 in.
Early LCM Chair in Rare Aniline Red by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Berlin, DE
Molded plywood lounge chair with metal base. Wonderful Classic design piece in original condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Early Eames LCM with Red Aniline Dye Finish
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Dronten, NL
The original red aniline dye finish has faded in time to a beautiful golden red. Wonderful early 1950s example of this design Classic by Charles & Ray Eames.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

  • Early Eames LCM with Red Aniline Dye Finish
  • Early Eames LCM with Red Aniline Dye Finish
  • Early Eames LCM with Red Aniline Dye Finish
  • Early Eames LCM with Red Aniline Dye Finish
H 26.38 in. W 22.45 in. D 23.23 in.
Charles and Ray Eames Early LAR Shell Rope Chair with Cat's Cradle Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Hard to find 1st generation LAR (Low armchair on rod) shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured between 1950-1953. This chair is in the parchment color, has a ro...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Zinc

Early LCM Red Aniline Dyed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Early LCM red aniline dyed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Early LCM Red Aniline Dyed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller Right One SOLD
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
1950s easy lounge chairs play wood backs and seats on solid steel bases, Early production.
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Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

Early 2nd Generation X Base Arm Shell Lounge Chair by Charles Eames
By Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early 2nd generation X base elephant gray arm shell lounge chair by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. Amazing condition, featuring early solid iron X base, .Amazing color. Elephant gr...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Charles & Ray Eames Early LCW Ash Lounge Chair for Herman Miller, 1951
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in ash plywood. The veneer and chair is in very good condition with nice patina and wood grain. Early Herman Miller edition after they took over the productio...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Ash, Plywood

Early Classic Mid-Century Modern 670/671 Eames Lounge and Ottoman Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman, 670 & 671 designed by Charles and Ray Eames manufactured by Herman Miller, nice early version circa 1964, richly grained ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Simply Beautiful Early Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Extreme comfort and support, one of the most iconic and ubiquitous designs of the Mid-Century. A early example in rosewood and black leather with down fill.
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Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

Early 60's Eames Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful Red Leather eames chair in great condition. The cushion is half feathered half foam. This chair has all labels.
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Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

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Rosewood

Early Rosewood Eames Lounge Chairs with Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An early 1950s down filled rosewood Eames 670 lounge chair and a 671 ottoman Chair is 32" High 16" seat height 33" wide 33" deep Ottoman is 16" high 25.25" wide 21" deep
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Charles Eames Bentwood Lounge Chair Wood, LCW
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Early 1945 Charles Eames bentwood LCW, (lounge chair wood) for Herman Miller by Evans Production. Molded plywood with a single rubber shock mount chair in the back and the early 5-2...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bentwood

Pair of Early LCW Lounge Chairs by Charles Eames
By Charles Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of early LCW lounge chairs by Charles Eames.
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

Eames Early LCW Walnut Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in walnut plywood. The veneer and chair is in very good condition with nice patina. Early Herman Miller edition after they took over the production from molde...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Early Rosewood Charles Eames Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Rosewood lounge chair and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Original black leather and rosewood shells, all in excellent condition. Early model, circa 1950s.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Early Production Aluminum Group Lounge Chairs by Charles Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
Early Eames Aluminum Group swiveling lounge chairs with first production bases, black painted arms and black vinyl seating. Herman Miller stamp.
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Very Early Charles Eames "LAX" Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These Eames fibreglass lounge chairs are from the very first year of production, 1950. They are distinguished by their hand-made "rope-edge" Zenith shells and early lounge-height x-b...
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Early Charles and Ray Eames Molded LCW Lounge Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Charles and Ray Eames LCW Lounge for Herman Miller. Early example of Eames signature molded plywood LCW Lounge with black and blond coloring. Original manufacturer's label found on u...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Early Rosewood Charles Eames Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Early model 670 rosewood lounge chair and 671 ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. 1960s vintage. Refinished rosewood shells with new white leather. Down cush...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Early 1960s Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Miami, FL
This early 1960s Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group lounge chair has a high back, relaxed pitch, and padded headrest pillow covered in hopsack, a balancing tilt and swivel. Its cle...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Eames Rosewood and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Herman Miller
By Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman 670 & 671 designed by Charles and Ray Eames manufactured by Herman Miller, nice early production, mid-late 1960s, amazing ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Production Charles Eames LCM 'Lounge Chair Metal', Original Label
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nice early example, 50-51. Plywood and metal lounge chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, chair retains its original label, developmental mounts, domes of silenc...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Rare Early Eames For Herman Miller Lounge Chair And Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
A rare early lounge chair and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Rosewood with down filled cushions and a rare swivel ottoman. A classic of mid century mo...
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Early Black Eames LCW Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Houston, TX
Early Black Eames LCW chair by Herman Miller. Chairs is from circa 1955. Original Black Dye at some point has be cover with a clear coat giving it a bit of shine.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

  • Early Black Eames LCW Chair
  • Early Black Eames LCW Chair
  • Early Black Eames LCW Chair
  • Early Black Eames LCW Chair
H 27 in. W 22 in. D 23 in.
Early Eames LCW Bentwood Chair
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Early Charles Eames bentwood LCW (Lounge Chair Wood). Excellent original condition, shock mounts intact, no chips to the backrest or seat and original floor protectors are still int...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bentwood

  • Early Eames LCW Bentwood Chair
  • Early Eames LCW Bentwood Chair
  • Early Eames LCW Bentwood Chair
  • Early Eames LCW Bentwood Chair
H 27 in. W 22 in. D 25 in.
Early Down Charles Eames Herman Miller Lounge Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. It was the culmination o...
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Charles and Ray Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
One of the best examples we have ever seen. 1970s production. The Brazilian rosewood is beautifully figured and the leather is in excellent condition. No repairs and all original.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Eames Aluminum Group Management Low Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Denver, CO
This is an early example, likely from the mid-1960s. As beautiful as later versions have become in their evolution, there remains a distinct quality in the early chairs as furniture ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames Early LCW Walnut Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in walnut plywood. The veneer and chair is in very good condition with nice patina and wood grain. Early Herman Miller edition after they took over the produc...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut, Plywood

Pair Of Early Evans Ash Lounge Chairs By Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of early and rare lounge chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames and made by Evans. Ash plywood with a very nice patina.
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Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Early Rosewood Charles Eames Lounge Chair for Herman Miller, Black Leather
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Rosewood lounge chair and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, circa early 1970s. Original black leather and rosewood shells, all in excellent condition. Earl...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Early Eames for Herman Miller Evans LCW Molded Wood Lounge Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Houston, TX
Early Eames for Herman Miller Evans LCW molded wood lounge chair. All original with the stamps on bottom.
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Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Birch

Very Early Charles & Ray Eames Lounge Chair from Contura 1957-1965
By Charles and Ray Eames, Contura
Located in Munster, NRW
Very early Charles & Ray Eames rosewood lounge chair with ottoman from European version contura 1957-1965. The lounge chair is in very good condition and absolutely collectible.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

1st Year Production Charles Eames L C W 'Lounge Chair' Early Evans Label
By Evans Products Company, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
1st year production Charles Eames L C W (lounge chair wood), circa 1945-1946 Retains original early Evans label. Beautiful example in ash, museum quality, amazing graining, 5-2-5 scr...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Ash, Plywood

Early rosewood lounge chair and ottoman by Charles Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
Early down filled chair and ottoman in rosewood. Designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller.
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Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

LCM Chair Charles Eames Evans Early Label
By Charles Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
Black aniline LCM plywood on polished chrome steel frame all original with early Evans label.
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Mid-20th Century Lounge Chairs

  • LCM Chair Charles Eames Evans Early Label
  • LCM Chair Charles Eames Evans Early Label
  • LCM Chair Charles Eames Evans Early Label
  • LCM Chair Charles Eames Evans Early Label
H 26.5 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Early Original Eames Lounge 670, 671 Armchair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cathedral City, CA
An amazing early Eames lounge chair and ottoman (model 670, 671) by Herman Miller. Frame is made of Brazilian rosewood. Early Herman Miller sticker on the bottom of the chair. Please...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Charles & Ray Eames Early LCW Walnut Lounge Chair for Herman Miller, 1951
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair in walnut plywood. The veneer and chair is in very good original condition with nice patina. Early Herman Miller edition after they took over the production f...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut, Rubber, Plywood

Early Special Order Green Leather Rosewood Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Eames Lounge chair was ordered directly from Herman Miller in the late 1950s. Three main characteristics that prove this chair was produced before 1960: Three screws under the a...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Production Charles and Ray Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Austin, TX
A fine early production Eames lounge chair with ottoman (model: # 670/671) by Herman Miller, circa 1959, with original tufted black leather upholstered cushions. The Brazilian rosewo...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Early Eames Rosewood 670 & 671 Lounges Chairs with Ottomans
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Eames 670 and 671 rosewood lounge chairs each with matching ottoman. Down filled with newly reupholstered soft black leather. These early edition, circa 1950s chairs and ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early 1950s Herman Miller Eames Red Aniline Dyed LCW Lounge Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous early Herman Miller LCW. Signed with Herman Miller foil label and stamped LCW twice in the wood underneath the chair. Incredible early dye finish in original condition. It l...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Early LCM Lounge Chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Berlin, DE
Early and original matched pair of black LCM's with a solid chromed base in unrestored vintage condition.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

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Early Eames Lounge Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic early eames lounge chair available at 1stDibs. Each early eames lounge chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and animal skin. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect early eames lounge chair — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right early eames lounge chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made early eames lounge chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames are consistently popular.

How Much is a Early Eames Lounge Chair?

Prices for an early eames lounge chair start at $400 and top out at $16,500 with the average selling for $3,800.

Finding the Right Lounge Chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique, new or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his recliner was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the chair (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of authentic lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge-chair options by craftsmen such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.