George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). <em>Armchair</em>, ca. 1876. Walnut, steel mesh, fabric, 33 3/8 x 21 x 18 1/2 in. (84.8 x 53.3 x 47 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 83.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.27_IMLS_SL2.jpg)


Artist:George Jacob Hunzinger

Medium: Walnut, steel mesh, fabric

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1876

Dimensions: 33 3/8 x 21 x 18 1/2 in. (84.8 x 53.3 x 47 cm)


Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The United States on the World Stage, 1865–1930


Accession Number: 83.27

Image: 83.27_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Armchair, steel mesh with fabric, stained in middle-tone with mainly turned parts, ebonized details and red fabric. Composed of rectangular back raised atop gently curving rectangular legs by two levels of turned spindles. Attached to each side of the back, an arm that begins parallel to the back then abruptly curves to a horizontal plane (each arm capped at each end by a turned cone). Supporting the front of each arm is a long diagonal front leg which is attached to the sides of the rectangular seat. Spanning the front legs is a stretcher that also supports two uprights that support the front of the seat. Condition: Good, original finish and worn. Some conservation work is evident. Replacement of dowels and glue repairs. See conservation report on file.

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