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About this object

The seat of the armchair is decorated with the same three large flowers found on the table top, in the typical Khokhloma colors of gold, black, brown, and green on a red ground. The gold flowers themselves are painted on a brown ground with yellow and red highlights and black shading. The flowers are joined by an elaborate leaf and vine ornament on a partially black, but mostly red ground. The back has a swag of two flowers and berries up the central splat and a leaf design across the top rail. Interlocked scrolls in gold and black run down the arms and across the bottom rail of the back. A gold interlace pattern on a black ground runs along the skirt.

Object name:
Made from:
Painted and lacquered wood
Made in:
Date made:
Mid 20th c.
61 × 38.1 × 40.6 cm (24 × 15 × 16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
paper label GUM, Art., Sort, Razmep, Tsena, Rb. bottom of the seat This is a standard label for goods sold in state stores. The Russian words are for: artist, type, size, cost, and rubles. None of these have been filled in. GUM, (Gosudarstvennyi universal'nyi magazin) is the large department store on Red Square.
Credit line:
Gift of Vladimir I. Toumanoff, 2004