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43 1/4 x 26 x 25 1/4 in. (109.8 x 66.0 x 64.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Norman Mizuno and Alan J. Davidson in memory of Shinko Takeda, Kazu Takeda, Miyo Takeda and Yoshi Takeda
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Attributed to George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). Armchair, 1890s. Wood, leather, 43 1/4 x 26 x 25 1/4 in. (109.8 x 66.0 x 64.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Norman Mizuno and Alan J. Davidson in memory of Shinko Takeda, Kazu Takeda, Miyo Takeda and Yoshi Takeda, 1996.38a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.38a-b_view1_bw_IMLS.jpg)
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Armchair, wood and original impressed leather upholstery, with removable backrest. Balloon-shaped back composed of spheres alternating with short dowel segments connected by patented continuous wire that runs through the middle of each section; five upright back splat spindles with undulating contour; removable rectangular backrest in original leather with stippled headrest and standing Egyptian style figure below supporting urn on her head; shield shape seat in original leather with impressed concentric circle motifs; bowed horizontal armrests in original leather terminate in spheres; front legs, splayed back legs, and square stretcher system all composed of same alternating spheres and dowels.
CCONDITION - Very good original condition; some wear to original leather, especially on armrests.
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