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The museum that I work at has chairs very similar to yours. They are Eames chairs designed usually around 1950. Here's a link, unfortunately there isn't a photo, but you can read all the information. http://www.artsconnected.org/resource/6678/3/dar-dining-armchair-rod-armchairThis is a website that is selling similar chairs, so you can see photos. http://www.allmodern.com/Herman-Miller-%AE-DAR-HML1159.htmlThere are also different styles at the bottom. It may help if you search for the specific kind of chair (ie. DAR or DSW, etc.) or if you search for Herman Miller the company that produced the chairs.
For info on just about ANY fiberglass chair, including restoration, try this guy: chairfag.com. Just stumbled upon his knowledge. He is a genius and an expert.
thanks for the leads so far.. i found these chairs on the side of the road on Chautauga in the Pacific Palisades, ironically on the same street as the Eames House
Wow it's brilliant those pieces are museum worthy. You are very lucky, they are beauties. I look forward to see if they can be restored while keeping their patina. Keep us posted.
nice find. what does the bottom of the armshell chairs look like?
the small one is not an eames chair. the two arm chairs can easy be dated if you take a picture of the bottom mounts and if there is a sticker under the front lip still that would help.
my dad has one in orange....similar. from about 1958. orange & aqua were big then
so funny i stumbled on this... just spent three days rehabbing two of those armchairs. patched the fiberglass, bondo'd the deep scratches and painted bright white...the bottom of my chairs say krueger metal products - they're apparently from around the late 60s.
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