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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Wood, leather
DATES 1890s
DIMENSIONS 43 1/4 x 26 x 25 1/4 in. (109.8 x 66.0 x 64.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Norman Mizuno and Alan J. Davidson in memory of Shinko Takeda, Kazu Takeda, Miyo Takeda and Yoshi Takeda
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, without_backrest, CUR.1996.38a-b_view2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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