Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Fiberglass, wood, metal, rubber
26 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 27 1/8 in. (67.3 x 62.9 x 68.9 cm) (show scale)
On underside of seat:
(1) Stamped in black, "SEP 16 1959"
(2) White rectangular sticker printed in black, "This product manufactured under one or / more of the following patents: / [list of patent numbers in 3 columns, 1st column] D 147 163 / D 147 614 / D 147 615 / D 150 683 / D 150 684 / D 150 685 / [2nd column] D 151 119 / D 152 949 / D 152 272 / D 152 273 / D 152 274 / D 152 275 / [3rd column] 2 395 468 / 2 554 490 / 2 649 136 / 2 667 210 / 2 708 476 / 2 738 835 [end 3rd column] / and patents pending. For more specific / information on patents covering this / produce write: / HERMAN MILLER FURNITURE COMPANY / Zeeland, Michigan."
Gift of Dr. Alvin E. Friedman-Kien
Dark gray fiberglass molded into deep bucket seat with integral sides, arms, and back; all edges curved back, wider edges form armrests; top of seat back rounded. Seat raised on four canted, tubular metal legs; seat joined to legs with screws and rubber mounts. Legs criss-crossed by thinner tubular metal bent around all four legs. Legs attached with screws to two curved wooden runners forming the rockers.
CONDITION: Good; a few deep scratches in fiberglass seat; wooden rockers are worn on underside and have allover scuffs and black marks.
Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). Rocker, ca. 1950. Fiberglass, wood, metal, rubber, 26 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 27 1/8 in. (67.3 x 62.9 x 68.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Alvin E. Friedman-Kien, 2002.107.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.107.4_bw.jpg)
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