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    Table

    • Maker: George Jacob Hunzinger, American, born Germany, 1835-1898
    • Medium: Wood with metal studs
    • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
    • Dates: 1878
    • Dimensions: height: 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm); diameter: 28 in. (71.1 cm)
    • Markings: impressed on cross bar under top: "HUNZINGER/ N.Y. /PAT. PEND. 1878"
    • Signature: no signature
    • Inscriptions: no inscriptions
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 1992.101
    • Credit Line: Maria L. Emmons Fund
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). Table, 1878. Wood with metal studs, height: 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm); diameter: 28 in. (71.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Maria L. Emmons Fund, 1992.101. Creative Commons-BY
    • Catalogue Description: Table, wood with metal studs. Round top with wide canted edge decorated with metal studs alternating hemispheres and elongated ovals. Central turned columnar support with ring of hemispherical studs at mid-point, supported by wooden globe decorated with large and small hemispherical studs. Four turned finials emanate from top of wooden globe which is supported by four splayed turned legs decorated with two hemispherical studs per leg terminating in animal hoof feet. CONDITION - Stable strucurally, but numerous discolorations, one deep burn, and one large restoration filled with putty-like material to top. Eight studs from top edge; one missing from top globe section; two missing from legs.
    • Record Completeness: Best (80%)
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