Friday, April 27, 2007

For Sale: Hunzinger Sette

Christa sent me this awesome Hunzinger sette that is on ebay right now. It is starting at $2,650.00. Looks in great shape, but could definitly use to be re-upholstered.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

Antiques by Lise Bohm

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

Standard Rocker

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

Overpriced Hunzinger Chair

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

Hunzinger Chair

This is the final chair of the set of pics from a personal collection. The pictures speak for themselves...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bamboo Hunzinger with Caning

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

Bamboo Style Hunzinger Chair

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

A personal collection

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

Excellent Rocker

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.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Platform Rocker

Another fine Hunzinger platform rocker. This one is different in that it has slowly twisting spindles. It also has small spires at the top of the back of the seat. I have shown the side-stamp, castor, and spring mechanism.