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Miniature ladder-back chair

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Fashioned after a turned ladder-back rush-seat chair, the diminutive model was hand formed from twisted and articulated rods and chased and cut sheets of silver that were then soldered together.

Inscription

None.

Marks

"STERLING [upside down] / HOWARD & CO." struck on underside of seat

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest (1872-1972)l by descent to Alma Bent (about 1921-92), Stone cousin; 1979, gift of Alma Bent to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Bent

Miniature silver side chair, part of set

1895–97

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm (1 7/16 x 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.188

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver