Friday, April 27, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Antiques by Lise Bohm carries a selection of Hunzinger furniture along with lots of other 19th century antiques. If you are looking for some high quality pieces check out her shop. This is my favorite chair out of her current selection.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
This standard rocker is currently listed on eBay starting at $9.99. Judging from the condition, I would guess it will go for $600 - I'll update if I see the final price. It is ebonized and gilded. It still has the original steel caning and is patent stamped. The post indicates that there is slight damage to the frame and one of the steel bands is broken.
Christa said this chair sold for $127.75. It appears my future as a furniture appraiser is limited. I think I will keep my day job!
Monday, April 16, 2007
This one is listed on eBay starting at $450 with a buy it now price of $2500. Although the chair still has the original wire webbing and is stamped, it is way over priced for the condition it is in. The wire caning is broken and the finish is very worn. I'll try to update with final price - my bet: unsold or reserve not met. This item is probably worth about $150-250.
Christa said this one did not sell.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
This bamboo style chair is in fantastic condition. However it has had it's original steel banded chair bottom replaced with caning. Unfortunately, the fabric that Hunzinger used to wrap the steel bands doesn't last a hundred years of use (cut the guy some slack). This one is stamped with two patent dates.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
This bamboo style Hunzinger still has the original seat caning. This pattented material is a steel strip wrapped in fabric to look like cane, but to be more durable. The picture showing the under side of the chair reveals the method by which the single strip of steel caning was attached to the frame. There are two patent stamps on the chair - one for the faux caning, the other for the chair design.
Monday, April 09, 2007
I had a reader send me pictures of his three Hunzinger chairs this weekend. As you can see, they are in fantastic condition. I'll be putting up a separate post for each one this week. Look forward to some beautiful woodwork!
(BTW, if anyone else reading has pictures of Hunzinger furniture, please send them!)
Thursday, April 05, 2007
I never cease to be amazed when I see yet another style Hunzinger rocker. I have no idea how many models he had, but as you can see, here is another unique one. It appears to be a slightly older model as it has a wood stamp as oposed to the paper stamp. Notice the carved latice on the top. Very cool.