Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ransom Mirror

Paul Tucker, an expert on Moorish Fretwork furniture, was kind enough to send some concrete evidence that the mirror posted previously is not a Hunzinger piece at all, but one constructed by a furniture maker named: Moses Younglove Ransom. He made some magnificent pieces with those turned wood spindles... many in the exact same pattern as the mirror.

Here is the "smoking gun"

Thanks Paul for the correction!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hunzinger Mirror

This very cool mirror is being listed on eBay as a Hunzinger piece. At first I was somewhat skeptical about the claim. The piece has no tag nor is it shown in any books on Hunzinger. But, after further examination of the photos I am completely convinced that this is indeed a Hunzinger mirror. Check out the pics of the mirror first.

Note the corners of the mirror on the pic below - square blocks with a circular carving.

Now check out these three stamped Hunzinger chairs. Notice the extremely similar square blocks with circular carvings at joints in the chairs. My guess is that Hunzinger didn't bother to pattent or stamp anything that did not have a specific mechanical part in the design.

It's hard to tell, but this particular rocker (below) appears to have the exact same blocks as the mirror.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Hunzinger Rocker w/ Patent Stamp

Check out the bamboo style rocker & the patent stamp. The chair's original wire & cloth webbing has been removed and replaced with what appears to be bailing twine or something similar. As the wire is irreplaceable, if it breaks or wears beyond use, one has to resort to replacing it with something inferior. :(
This one is listing on ebay for $195. Not a bad deal.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A man and his chair...

Tony sent me this fine period picture of a man and his Hunzinger chair. Looks pretty happy doesn't he. And why not, he has his own Hunzinger. I'd be happy too!

Thx again Tony!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Christa sent me a few websites where you can find more Hunzinger info. I'm going to post these links, but you can also find them under the research section on the left.

Antique Hunter
Flomation Antiques
The Met

If anyone else knows of different links, please send them my way! Thanks!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rotating Top Game Table

This Hunzinger game table is slightly different than all the others I have seen. In addition to the felt fabric backing, this table has a large number of pockets for chips or cards or whatever they used 140 years ago...

Thx Christa for sending it to me!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Another awesome platform rocker

I missed the selling price on this one. It is a beautiful platform rocker. I wish they had posted more pictures.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Folding Chair

Another nice Hunzinger folding chair. Fabric looks bad enough that it could be original. This one got listed at $500. Not sure if it sold or not. Check out the locking mechanism in the arms - appears you can recline it to different angles. Never seen that before.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lazy Blogger 2: Revenge of the Chair

I got a bit behind on my Hunzinger blogging... well, way behind. Christa has sent me 12 different pieces to post over the last 30 days and I am just now posting them. They are some awesome stuff. Check out this chair:

Great condition, and check out the nice pic of the frame! First time I have gotten a pic of the frame!