Wednesday, March 19, 2008

George Hunzinger: A Man Ahead of His Time

I found this auction item at ArtFact. Evidently the piece is from the early 29th Century. Which puts Hunzinger approximately 1000 years ahead of his time. He is definitely unmatched by other Victorian Furniture makers of the era. The rocker looks to be in good condition... which is a bit surprising as it's creation caused a rift in the time-space continuum!


Charles Elliott said...

I am working on restoring a Hunzinger rocker. I am interested in finding out the best, most likely to be original, upholstery for his rocker. The rocker is similar to the small photo on the blog entry. I have seen various upholsteries and most seem like recent reupholstery but do not seem to fit the era. Recommendations?

Charles Elliott

Emeriol said...

I'm not much of an expert on upholstery. I would recommend browsing through the hundreds of photos on this site and the Rare Victorian. I would imagine that upholstery patterns would be similar to others of the time period, so any original upholstery from the Victorian era might be found on the Hunzingers. Just a guess though. If you find a website with more information on upholstery patterns in the Victorian era, please let me know! Thanks!