for the Munson Williams Proctor Arts
An upholstery conservation treatment of this Hunzinger
chair was prepared for an exhibition The Fabrics of the Home that opened
April 2009 through August 2009. The goal of the
treatment is to return the current square seat to its
original profile with a deep tufted seat. The methods
used to create the deep tufting in the seat was
presented at the North American Textile Conservation
Conference, Quebec City, Canada in September 2009.
In order not to disturb the original lashing ties and
springs, Rare Earth magnets were used in replacement of
The Hunzinger Chair before treatment, with the show cover and seat cake removed, and during treatment.
Below original springs and lashing cords were discovered.
A matching Hunzinger Chair owned by the Brooklyn Museum of Art.