Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not a Hunzinger!

The Rare Victorian website (awesome) has an article up on the proper identification of some spiral legged furniture that is frequently claimed to be Hunzinger, but which is actually produced by the Merklen brothers.  It is a great article with a handful of Hunzinger pictures.  Definitly check it out.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Get this catalog

This is just a reminder for myself:
Get the:  1880 "Catalogue and price list of Patent Folding Chairs"

Surely Google will have scanned the stupid thing by now...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rocker Mystery

What we have here is a Hunzinger platform rocker that appears to be in pristine condition.  It is a great piece from which to observe some of the finer details of Hunzingerness that can be found on many of his pieces.  One thing caught my eye though.  There is some sort of brace in the arm of the chair which I have not seen in any of his other chairs.  It appears to be a wooden brace with a metal rod inside the brace.  Could it have been added later to provide additional support to an old and "rickety" chair?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hunzinger Sofa?

What we have here is a sofa listed as "in the style of" Hunzinger.  Now note how it has nearly identical decorations as the piece I listed yesterday as being a Hunzinger set.  However, if you research enough antiquing blogs, you will find out that back in the day, one could just buy those ornamentation, so they might be used by any manufacturer. But, regardless of whom made the sofa, it is quite nice.

IDK, the more I look at it, the more Hunzeresque it does appear...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hunzinger Parlor Set

Antiquarin Traders is selling an American Rosewood parlor set by George Hunzinger c. 1885.  The set includes a sofa, two armchairs, and four side chairs.  Needless to say, it is insane awesome, and if I had 15 grand laying around, they would be in our house.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hunzinger Platform Rocker with "circles"?

Ok. I don't mean to flood this site with platform rockers, but here is another interesting one.  It has a fairly common spindle design, but is accompanied by strange little posts with circular wooden ornamentation.  In addition, it has a great shot of the paper patent mark that was included on many of the later chairs.  As that paper is now well over 100 years old, you have to give a lot of credit to whomever was mixing the glue!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hunzinger Rocker

This platform rocker appears to be in excellent condition.  Most interesting is that I haven't seen this particular spindle shape before.  Always nice to see something different!  Cheers!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hunzinger Table - Candle Stand

Here is another one of those tripod candle stands that is frequently listed as being a Hunzinger.  This person claims that it is in Harwood's Hunzinger book.  If any Hunzinger fans out there would let me know, I would be most appreciative.  (I can't quite bring myself to spring $200 to buy the text as of yet.)

Layout Change

I haven't posted in a while, so when I stopped in to put up a few new items, I saw that Google had added a new template.  Let me know if any of my dear loyal readers hate it.  Oh, and I have a few chairs I will be posting this week.  Cheers!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Double Writing Arm Chair

This pattented double writing arm chair by George Hunzinger looks to be a treasure.  Right now it is listed for $2500 on eBay.  The piece is pattened in 1899 and is found in the Harwood book on Hunzinger.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hunzinger Rocker with Steel Webbing

This rocker has the patented steel webbing that is rarely found. It appears to be in great condition and is being sold on eBay for $4500.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hunzinger Sofa

Rare Victorian just posted an article on this beautiful sofa recently sold at auction. Check out the article.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Two Side Chairs

Pair of George Hunzinger New York faux bamboo Rosewood chairs. Signed and dated 1869.

Signed "Hunzinger NY Pat. March 30 1869". Faux bamboo open work frames with medallion backs. Museum coded.

”Overlook Mansion”, which was designed by famed architect Archimedes Russell. Built during America’s ”Gilded Age” between 1886 and 1890 for Inventor – Industrialist David Burrell.

19.5" x 31.5".

Both in fine condition. Original finish. The seats and medallion centers are upholstered (upholstery later).

Overlook Mansion, 1 Overlook Dr., Little Falls, New York.

These museum quality pieces with provenance were listed on eBay for over $3000, but did not sell. Thanks for the link Christa!


Christa sent me this very sweet chair with patent stamp. Thanks!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weathered Chair

These chair pics were sent by a reader (thanks!). Although the chair is a bit worn and the arm is broken, it is still a great piece... just needs some work. Check out the patent stamp in the last pic. Very nice. Pat March 30, 1869.