American Oak Metamorphic Games Table Dated 1894
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American Oak Metamorphic Games Table, late 19th C., labeled Hunzinger, the 40.5 inch circular top with release mechanism which revolves the top to a felt-lined playing surface on the reverse, resting in a yoke with a low shelf and raised on paw feet, brass label on base. Note: Near the end of his life in the 1890s, the innovative and well-established chairmaker, George Hunzinger, turned his attention to the development of convertible tables including an 1894 patent for a flip top games table. For additional illustrations and information on Hunzinger tables see Flint, Prosperity Through Patents, The Furniture of George Hunzinger and Sons, Victorian Furniture, Essays from a Victorian Society Symposium, Ames, ed., p. 129 and Harwood, The Furniture of George Hunzinger, Invention and Innovation in Nineteenth-Century America, pp. 142-143.
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- Width: 44 inches
- Height: 29 inches
- Depth: 44 inches
- Weight: 0 pound
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