Attributed to George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). <em>Armchair</em>, 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, CUR.1996.38a-b_view2.jpg)


Artist:George Jacob Hunzinger

Medium: Wood, leather

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Dimensions: 43 1/4 x 26 x 25 1/4 in. (109.8 x 66.0 x 64.1 cm)


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

Accession Number: 1996.38a-b

Image: CUR.1996.38a-b_view2.jpg,without_backrest

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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