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SALT CHAIR

Made by: Carl Ekqvist

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.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
SALT CHAIR
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1861
Size:
9.4 × 7.9 × 6.4 cm (3 11/16 × 3 1/8 × 2 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.589
Class:
SILVER
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