Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This is being sold as a Hunzinger piece. Although it is absolutely very cool and Hunzingerish, I'd really like to see some evidence. In any case, it would still look good in the house. If anyone knows more about the stand, please let me know. (thx Christa for tipping me off to it!)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I so want this folding chair. The seller posted a great set of pictures which include the locking mechanism that set's the chairs position. He also posted a great shot of the patent stamp. Pat. Feb 6, 1866.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Hunzinger's platform rockers are my favorite design. The spring mechanism used creates a rocking motion different from other chairs. The design is quite comfortable and they just look really great in your house. This one on sale at eBay is fantastic. Note the great shot of the duplex spring and the patent sticker. The two rockers we have came with the sticker as opposed to an imprint stamp. I don't have information as to when the company started using stickers on the pieces.
Monday, May 12, 2008
This Hunzingerish platform rocker is being accurately sold as "in the style of George Hunzinger". Nice to see that they are marketing it correctly. Note the differences in construction - specifically the spring mechanism and the angle braces beneath the arms. Of course there are a ton of platform rockers on this site to which one can compare.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
A reader sent me these pics of two chairs. He is hoping someone might be able to identify the maker? Please respond if you do! In addition, if you like interacting with other Victorian Era furniture fans, check out the RareVictorian Forum.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
A reader (Bart) sent me the photo of this fine piece. Stamped Hunzinger in need of a little TLC. The owner got this for $200 from eBay a few years ago... before Hunzingers got hit by name-brand inflation. He is having it re-upholstered. I'll try to post a pick when it is recovered. (thx Bart for sharing)