Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Rare Rosewood Eames Screen FSW-6

US$12,495

About

Limited edition of the Eames folding screen (FSW-6) in rosewood, numbered 155/500. The design of the screen was a clever combination of molded plywood panels and a flexible cotton canvas band in between each. The panels were shaped to the same exact form allowing for the screen to ‘collapse’ as well as extend out and stand freely. In 1996 Herman Miller released a limited (numbered) edition of 50th anniversary FSW screens using natural Rosewood. Use of Rosewood had stopped in 1991 but Herman Miller discovered an existing stock of the veneer within its inventory. 500 pieces of the limited run were produced and each has a numbered plaque to help in identify them. This piece is in excellent condition, flawless on the side with the metal label. some minor dent, almost invisible on the other side the screen. The screen comes with original fabric cover and paperwork.

Details

  • Creator
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 68 in. (172.72 cm)Width: 57 in. (144.78 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1996
  • Condition
    Minor losses. Excellent condition, flawless on the side with the metal label. some minor dent, almost invisible on the other side the screen. The screen comes with original fabric cover and paperwork.
  • Seller Location
    Seattle, WA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5748225296442

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Seattle, WA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Charles and Ray Eames

Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.
About the SellerNew to 1stDibs
No Reviews Yet
Located in Seattle, WA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2019
1stDibs seller since 2021
6 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Seattle, WA
    Early LCM chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Evans, distributed by Herman Miller. Label is underneath fo...
    Category

    Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Plywood

  • By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Seattle, WA
    Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and offered by Herman Miller, this chair is as comfortable as it is a timeless...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Seattle, WA
    Early LCM chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Evans, distributed by Herman Miller. Label is underneath fo...
    Category

    Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Metal

  • By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Seattle, WA
    Known as the RAR rocking chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames, this chair has Zenith checker label and is the f...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

    Materials

    Metal

  • By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Seattle, WA
    This extremely rare collectible is one of the earliest known productions of the 1956 Eames lounge chair with ott...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Leather, Rosewood

  • By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Seattle, WA
    Sleek and handsome iconic compact sofa designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller, circ...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Metal

You May Also Like

Charles and Ray Eames Wood Screen
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Norwalk, CT
Charles and Ray Eames wood screen, calico ash.
Category

Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Wood

Vintage Plywood Screen by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
An early folding plywood screen by Charles and Ray Eames. Each wood panel is joined by off-white canvas hinges, USA, 1958. Folds nearly flat for storage or transport. This item sh...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Undulating Folding Screen by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An adjustable six panel screen designed by Charles & Ray Eames featuring molded ash plywood screen. The individual panels connected by linen fabric 'hinges'. Designed by Eames in 194...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Ash

Vintage Plywood Screen or Divider by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Stunning vintage plywood divider by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Model “FSW-6” (folding screen wood) was designed and released to market in 1946. Consists of six adjusta...
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Ash

Charles and Ray Eames Plywood Folding Screen / Divider,, F S 6,,, Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning vintage plywood divider by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Model “FSW-6” (folding screen wood) was designed and released to market in 1946. Consists of six adjusta...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra Plywood 8 Sections Folding Screen
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1946, the FSW Folding Screen is an iconic piece of mid-century design. Originally released as part of the plywood home furniture co...
Category

Late 20th Century German Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Rosewood Screen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A room divider from Brazil. Made from predominantly rosewood, with additions of jacaranda, Pao Fero, Ipe and other hardwoods. Three panels with leather hinges and brass details. In t...
Category

Vintage 1980s Brazilian Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Jacaranda, Rosewood

Rare Hand Painted Screen
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
M/781 - Rare beautiful hand painted screen on wood: from France, mid '800. On a side: an imaginary garden with flowers' triumph; on the other side: Chinese lacquered. nr. 9 panels ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Aesthetic Movement Decorative Art

Materials

Paint

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery