Lot 223
Charles and Ray Eames, RAR First Production Rocking Chair
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1950, "Elephant Grey" (one of the original six colors available) fiberglass shell with underside rope edge, early black painted iron base (commonly referred to as the 'ankle breaker' which was only produced a few months after its conception) on original birch runners, with early Zenith Plastics checker production label.

27 x 24.5 x 27 in.

By descent of the late Edward and Natalie Fiess, Hudson, New York

First time offered for sale since its original purchase in 1950, New York City; the rocking chair was originally marketed as "good for young mothers", and that's exactly how Mrs. Fiess used this rocker, as seen in family photos, the chair had a prominent place in the nursery. As a side note, 'expecting' Herman Miller employees were even gifted a rocker from 1968-84.

Rear left shock joint with later bolt and re-soldered; front left metal leg with weld tack separation; overall good original condition.

$1,000 - 3,000