Artist Simon Ackerholm, Swedish, active Germany, 1715-1760
  • Frankfurt Joiners' Guild Chest
Date 1751
Medium oak, walnut, mother-of-pearl, green and white ivory, pewter, brass, yew, rosewood, ebony, mahogany, gilt bronze
Dimensions Overall: 21 × 27 × 17 inches (53.3 × 68.6 × 43.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of an anonymous donor
Accession Number 44.80
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S350, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, on the inside rim of the sunken lock housing: Simon Ackerholm von Christianstad in Schweden FiF [monogram] 29 MAY 1751
1944-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Robinson, Francis W. "Chest." Bulletin of the DIA 23, 8 (May 1944): p. 66 (ill.).

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