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When you look at the bottom of this DCW (see below) you’ll see that there is a harsh red paint applied later around the affixed label.

In addition, the wood used for the drawer sides and bottoms helps determine whether the furniture is American or European.

I saw that the chair had a maker’s label on the bottom, which is encouraging.

I also saw that this particular chair, as you might be able to make out in the photo, showed remnants of a red stained or painted surface.

Manufactured by Evans Products Co, Distributed by Herman Miller Inc. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Kenneth and James Kurtz M1976.66. by the first mass-producer of the design, the Evans Products Company in California.

But, this particular label also tells us it was made late in that period, during the transitional period when the chairs were by Herman Miller out of Michigan. After 1949, Herman Miller Company was the sole producer and distributor.

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