Pair of Chairs
Attributed to George Hunzinger, 1835-1898
A fine & rare Aesthetic armchairs attributed to furniture designer George Hunzinger, 1835-1898.
Renaissance and Moorish revival elements, embossed & gilt leather seat and back.
Inventory Number: Cha261
Each bergere in a barrel back form brass mounted with saber legs ending with brass caps.Height 35 in. Width 25 in. Depth 22 in.
Inventory Number: Cha262
Each padded back rest with floral-carved crest and the serpentine fronted seat on floral carved rails and cabriole legs
Museums & Collections:
Carnavalet Paris, Louvre Paris, Versailles, Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon
Le Mobilier du Musee du Louvre pg.99
Le Moblier Francais Du XVIII Siecle pg. 76-78
Inventory Number: Cha257
Thomas Chippendale was born in Otley, Yorkshire, in 1718, the son of a carpenter. The exact date of his birth is a mystery, but we do know that he was baptised on June 5. Like his birth, Chippendale's early life is lost to us. We do know that he married Catherine Redshaw in 1748 in London, and five years later he moved his furniture showrooms and workshop to St. Martin's Lane, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life.Height 40 in. Width 25 in. Depth 25 in.
Inventory Number: Cha344
The serpentine-shaped padded back, seat and arms upholstered, the scrolling arm supports, the seatrail and cabriole legs carved with foliage and shells, joined by a waved X-shaped stretcher.
Le Siege Francais by Madeleine Jarry
Inventory Number: Cha159