October 7, 2012

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Lot 300: Charles and Ray Eames

Lot 300: Charles and Ray Eames

Group of works (7)

1943-51
Comprising of a walnut DCW, early sample Leg Splint, Child's stool, two portrait photographs of Harry and his son Gary Soderblom, personal letter from Charles Eames to Harry Soderblom (not illustrated), and a photocopy of a photograph of Harry and Bernice
Herman Miller/Evans
Leg splint marked in pen: "Sample Splint"; photograph of Gary marked in pen: "Pictures taken & developed by Charles Eames"
DCW chair 28.5" x 19.5" x 21.5"; Photographs: 14" x 11"; Leg Splint 6" x 4" x 42"
Provenance: Harry Soderblom, Los Angeles
Literature: Neuhart, John and Marilyn. Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. New York: Abrams, 1989. p 58.
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Inventory Id: 3666

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Harry Soderblom began working with Charles & Ray Eames in 1943 to assist in the production of the leg splint for the US Navy. Harry continued to work with Charles and Ray after the war until 1951. The items within this lot were given to Harry by Charles in gratitude for his years of service. The two portrait photographs of Harry and Gary arepurported to have been taken and developed by Charles.

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