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Side Chair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Gilded wood, modern upholstery
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1875
    DIMENSIONS 33 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 18 in. (85.1 x 41.0 x 45.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE not signed
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1995.145
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by the Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). Side Chair, ca. 1875. Gilded wood, modern upholstery, 33 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 18 in. (85.1 x 41.0 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, Inc., 1995.145. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.145_IMLS_SL2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1995.145_IMLS_SL2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Side Chair. Gilded wood, modern upholstery. Rectangular, blue, fish-scale design upholstered seat raised on straight, turned tapered front legs that terminate in small round pads. Centered drop anthemion finial from bottom front seat rail flanked by short, turned supports that connect to turned stretcher near top of legs. Two movable, tapered drop finials hang from stretcher. Splayed back legs with round profile rise and curve to seat frame. Straight turned back stiles rise to square blocks with applied buttons to front, flattened angular finials to sides, and stylized acorn finials to top. Round cross bar at top supports rectangular crest and centered anthemion. Semi-circular back splat with centered turned vertical support which intersects turned cross-brace at mid-point of back stiles. CONDITION - Finials replaced.
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    George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). <em>Side Chair</em>, ca. 1875. Gilded wood, modern upholstery, 33 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 18 in.  (85.1 x 41.0 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, Inc., 1995.145. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.145_IMLS_SL2.jpg)