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Salt Chair

Made by: Ekqvist, Carl

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The base of the chair is chased to look like boards of wood held together with vines in the manner of wooden furniture. The seat lid which lifts has a star pattern cut in the center, surrounded by several rows of rick rack pattern. The back of the chair has an applied raised circle with five heart-shaped designs carved in it. This is surrounded by a rick-rack pattern, a circle with holes. More rick rack designs decorate the edge of the chair back. There is a chased star on the back of the chair. The chair is gilded except for the vine-like fastenings around base.

Object name:
Salt Chair
Made from:
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
overall __3.69 IN __3.12 IN __2.50 IN
overall __9.37 CM __7.94 CM __6.35 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __84 for silver content, crossed anchors for Spb., 1861, A.M. in Cyrillic for Assayer Aleksandr Nikolaievich Mitin, active in 1842-1877; C.E. in Latin script for Karl Gustav Ekkvist, silversmith in 1830-1868; on bottom and all but assayer and date on bottom of seat lid
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 1990
Featured in publication:
"Russian Silver in America"