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!