Tuesday, February 26, 2008

One of a Kind: Hunzinger Shaving Stand

This has to be one of the coolest Hunzinger pieces... and my new personal favorite.

Rare Hunzinger Victorian Walnut Shaving Stand. Mirror with stick & ball base and oval shaped swival mirror having gilt incised detail. Circa 1870. Attr. Hunzinger. 66"h x 19"w. On eBay Auction now.

Monday, February 25, 2008

High Dollar Hunzinger

John tipped me off to this George Hunzinger chair for auction. Before I could post it, the auction had ended. It went for $10,500... Absolutely stunning.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

1997 Brooklyn Hunzinger Exibition

John from Rare Victorian sent me this awesome link to pictures the Brookly Museum of Art has of it's 1997 George Hunzinger exibition.
Check out the pictures! Fantastic!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hunzinger Platform Rocker

Nice one with paper patent sticker.

Great shot of the patented duplex spring system - BTW, best rocking action on a chair. Bottom line.

This is a shot of a paper stamp. I am not sure when Hunzinger or his sons began using these. Both Hunzingers we own had the paper stamps.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Hunzinger Coat Rack?

Check this item out that is listed as a Hunzinger coat rack. No patent stamps or marks on it, but it is definitly Hunzingerish. In this particular case, I would be willing to bet that it is. Probably something he made as a special order to go with a pair of parlor chairs.

Note the hat racks, shoe racks, tilting mirror. Just what any fassionable Victorian gentleman needed to store his clothing upon.

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Ocassionally there are things that take precedence over discussions on antique furniture... you see, I'm a cynical political junkie. Cynical from watching so many politicians use tactics that serve to divide our nation... our families... my family... into red & blue sides of the table (a Hunzinger preferably). I've been inspired to put away my cynicism and to instead belive that things can be better. Perhaps we are not as divided as our politics suggest... perhaps there is hope for a different kind of America.

Insane Awesome Hunzinger for Sale

I got my FeedBlitz subscription to the Rare Victorian website with this gem in it. It is a patented duplex-spring rocker with embossed leather uphostery. You can find out how to purchase it by visiting the post at the Rare Victorian.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Hunzinger Tables

There are usually a half-dozen of Hunzinger's flip-top gaming tables that sell on eBay each year. Nearly all of them have been re-surfaced at some point (cards put a lot of wear on that felt!). This particular one appears to have original finish along with a decrotive floral patern on the table top. Check out the feet and frame of the table. Very nice!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Third Place

Christa notified me that I had been seriously slacking on my blogs lately. I enquired as to exactly how much blogging one had to do in order to be considered a slacker. She answered simply... "you have slipped to third place" What? Evidently at one time in the recent past, typing in the word Hunzinger in a Google search pulled my blog as the number one site... well, now I have slipped to third behind some construction company named Hunzinger and behind another furniture blogger: Rare Victorian. Although I can't begrudge either of them, especially John at the RareVic, for taking my spot, I will have to kick it up a notch to bring up my hit ranking. So here we go!

Check out this fine Hunzinger piece Christa sent me last night. Platform rocker with patented duplex spring system. The finish looks original. The carvings in the back are quite cool. Finally, it has a stamped pattent mark as opposed to a paper lable. I'm considering purchasing it, but If I don't I'll share the link to the sale page! :)