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MEDIUM Wood, unupholstered
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES Patented March 30, 1869
    DIMENSIONS 23 1/4 x 31 3/4 x 33 1/4 in. (59.1 x 80.6 x 84.5 cm)
    MARKINGS On top of proper left black leg, impressed "HUNZINGER/N.Y./ PAT MARCH 30/1869"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Lounge chair of turned and carved faux-bamboo members. Unupholstered. Crest rail with low pedimented center. Elaborate crest with tripartite design of partitioned ovular rings capped on both ends with ebonized buttons, connecting to diagonal member that functions as back stile that extends to become front leg. Rectangular, undulating, continuous upholstery frame supported between diagonal stiles. Back upper part is convex, concave at lower back, and rolls forward at front of seat. Back seat rail rests on back down-curved tapered legs with central conforming pierced decoration. Front stretcher connected to front of seat with two upright members.
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