George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). <em>Armchair</em>, designed: 1869; patented: March 30, 1869. Wood, original upholstery, 35 5/8 x 27 1/4 x 25 1/2 in.  (90.5 x 69.2 x 64.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1992.208. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.208_IMLS_SL2.jpg)


Artist:George Jacob Hunzinger

Medium: Wood, original upholstery

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:designed: 1869; patented: March 30, 1869

Dimensions: 35 5/8 x 27 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (90.5 x 69.2 x 64.8 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 1992.208

Image: 1992.208_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Armchair; wood, wool, and cord. Turned and incised wooden members. Front legs rise diagonally from lower front; attached to outside rear seat rail, intersect with horizontal arm rail, terminate in outward scrolled finials with six graduated spheres on each finial. Rear stiles flare outward above seat rail to support slightly arched balustrade of turned elements and then continue to meet upper rear stiles. Turned arm rail and arm stile connected by quarter circle member. Turned front stretcher has four baluster elements rising to seat rails with drop finials below. Textile stretched between rear stiles to form back with long fringe and floral swag motif on black ground. Deeply tufted arched seat with rolled front, turned wood cap at front sides of roll. Central panel with multicolored floral motif on black ground oriented front to back. CONDITION: See conservation Report in file.

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