Here for your consideration is a gorgeous example of the earliest version of the Eames fiberglass rope-edge chair. This pair has perfect provenance and is being offered by the family of the original owner.
These chairs have all of the details to show that they were made in the first 50 or 100 fiberglass chairs. The earliest version is signified by its Zenith production and butt welded x-base frame. The butt welded frame proved to be both unstable and costly to manufacture. As a consequence the x-base frame was quickly changed to a contact welded frame for faster manufacturing and strength.
This pair displays beautifully in Greige fiberglass with plenty of fibers to impress. They are in mint condition and are an original pair on their original bases, with all of the original screws. The seats have never been separated from their bases. The rope edge is clean and free of chips. The labels are clean and perfectly intact.
This is a gorgeous early pair in pristine, museum quality condition.