This past weekend saw a pair of these George Hunzinger chairs go for $6,000 at auction and now there is a single chair currently seeing some bidding with six days left in the sale, above. It is currently bid up to $1,825. I did not inspect the chairs at the Rago Auction from this weekend, but this one has a few areas to point out. With all the accoutrements that Hunzingers ususually have hanging off of them, it’s not unusual to find some of them missing.
The finials on the crest of the chair are missing small balls, which you can see in this reference image from the Barry Harwood Hunzinger book, above.
This chair design originally had casters, which you can see on this reference image below, but are missing from the sale chair.
The chair also has some finish wear, nicks and scratches and has some old repairs that are more readily visible from the other images from the lot listing. We’ll see how this sale goes and whether the $3k mark is hit. One thing is sure – I don’t ever expect to see $12k and $18k as we have in past.