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MINIATURE CHEST

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Box is carved to resemble a peasant Dacha with all the decorative wood trimmings, the details stained in colors. Lined with blue silk on the interior and decorated with the cipher of Alexander III. The cover on the exterior has on one side the cipher of Alexander III against an ermine canopy and with a laurel and oak wreath. At ends are the crown with oak and laurel wreath on one end and the imperial coat of arms on the double-headed eagle on the other.

Object name:
MINIATURE CHEST
Made from:
Wood
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1883-1894
Size:
14 x 15.6 x 14 cm (5 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
34.30
Class:
WOOD
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION A loyal subject hembly dares to present this at the feet of his Imperial Majesty, the Sovereign Emperor, Autocrat of all the Russias, Alexander III, God Save the Tsar. exterior INSCRIPTION presented to Tsar by its maker, the Chief of Police of Kerch crests of town (Kerch) and province (Tauride), inventory numbers, Dacha Alexandria in Peterhof #822 (in black); #2080 F(in blue); #151 bottom
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973