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    Posted 4 years ago

    groveland
    (25 items)

    I really enjoy folk marquetry/parquetry pieces.

    I thought this folk marquetry mandolin is quite the tour de force of that art form.

    I have left it unstrung. I do have the bridge. Frankly, I truly don't care if it's playable. To me, it's just a pleasing bit of folk art. The effort and time that must have been required to make this...and it's unsigned!

    The tuners appear to be reused from a guitar of the 19-teens or '2o's which is when I date this instrument from.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Beautiful piece & LUV the chair too.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Fantastic woodworking skills. It is a beautiful piece.
    3. LovelyPat LovelyPat, 4 years ago
      Nice looking mandolin . Also agree w/ blunderbuss on the chair you have the mandolin sitting , it is neat ; alot of work went into it .
    4. groveland, 4 years ago
      Thanks to all who have posted likes and comments.

      The chair is a "lollipop" platform rocker by the innovative NYC Victorian furniture maker George Hunzinger. Actually, his lollipop stationary chairs and rockers are not particularly rare albeit not encountered every day. However, it's my (biased) opinion that this is one of the nicest examples I've seen with all of the bells and whistles. In great old/original surface to boot.

      For more pix and info, see my earlier posting on this same forum: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/228729-hunziger-lollipop-rocker?in=user

      Note that I misspelled "Hunzinger"!

      Again, thanks for your interest.

      Groveland.

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