George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835–1898). <em>Side Chair</em>, Patented March 30, 1869 and April 18, 1876. Wood and textile covered steel webbing, 32 x 17 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (81.3 x 44.5 x 49.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ronald S. Kane, 2005.64. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2005.64.jpg)

Side Chair

Artist:George Jacob Hunzinger

Medium: Wood and textile covered steel webbing

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Dates:Patented March 30, 1869 and April 18, 1876

Dimensions: 32 x 17 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (81.3 x 44.5 x 49.5 cm)



Accession Number: 2005.64

Image: CUR.2005.64.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Dark brown stained side chair of turned parts with textile-covered steel mesh seat. Composed of rectangular back of two mirror-image J-shaped elements between two horizontal slats attached to stiles that gently curve backward at crest. Raised atop gently curving rectangular back legs that taper towards base. Diagonal side braces, attached to top of crest rail, back of side seat rails, and terminate with small sphere at join with horizontal half-stretcher that connects to midpoint of front legs. Stretcher at midpoint of front legs and upper back legs. Seat is woven into open-work square pattern wrapped around brads to inside of seat rails.

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