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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)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS impressed on cross bar under top: "HUNZINGER/ N.Y. /PAT. PEND. 1878"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Maria L. Emmons Fund
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1992.101_mark.jpg)
    IMAGE mark, CUR.1992.101_mark.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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