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Armchair

George Jacob HunzingerDesigned: 1869; Patented: March 30, 1869

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Armchair; wood, wool, and cord. Turned and incised wooden members. Front legs rise diagonally from lower front; attached to outside rear seat rail, intersect with horizontal arm rail, terminate in outward scrolled finials with six graduated spheres on each finial. Rear stiles flare outward above seat rail to support slightly arched balustrade of turned elements and then continue to meet upper rear stiles. Turned arm rail and arm stile connected by quarter circle member. Turned front stretcher has four baluster elements rising to seat rails with drop finials below. Textile stretched between rear stiles to form back with long fringe and floral swag motif on black ground. Deeply tufted arched seat with rolled front, turned wood cap at front sides of roll. Central panel with multicolored floral motif on black ground oriented front to back.CONDITION: See conservation Report in file.

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Details

  • Title: Armchair
  • Date Created: Designed: 1869; Patented: March 30, 1869
  • Location Created: New York, New York, USA
  • Type: Furniture, Seating
  • Rights: H. Randolph Lever Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/2156/Armchair
  • Medium: Wood, original upholstery
  • Markings: Impressed on back proper right rear stile: "HUNZINGER /N. Y. /PAT. MARCH. 30 /1869"
  • Dimensions: 35 5/8 x 27 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (90.5 x 69.2 x 64.8 cm)
  • Designer: George Jacob Hunzinger
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 1992.208

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