George Jacob Hunzingerca. 1876

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Armchair, steel mesh with fabric, stained in middle-tone with mainly turned parts, ebonized details and red fabric. Composed of rectangular back raised atop gently curving rectangular legs by two levels of turned spindles. Attached to each side of the back, an arm that begins parallel to the back then abruptly curves to a horizontal plane (each arm capped at each end by a turned cone). Supporting the front of each arm is a long diagonal front leg which is attached to the sides of the rectangular seat. Spanning the front legs is a stretcher that also supports two uprights that support the front of the seat.Condition: Good, original finish and worn. Some conservation work is evident. Replacement of dowels and glue repairs. See conservation report on file.


  • Title: Armchair
  • Date Created: ca. 1876
  • Location Created: New York, New York, USA
  • Type: Furniture, Seating
  • Rights: H. Randolph Lever Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/1670/Armchair
  • Medium: Walnut, steel mesh, fabric
  • Signed: no signature
  • Markings: Impressed into proper left rear leg at rear, on diagonal, just behind seat: "PAT. A [loss where dowel has been repaired] 1876 /PAT. MARCH 30 /1869 /HUNZINGER."
  • Maker: George Jacob Hunzinger
  • Inscribed: no inscriptions
  • Dimensions: 33 3/8 x 21 x 18 1/2 in. (84.8 x 53.3 x 47 cm)
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 83.27

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