Frankfurt Joiners' Guild Chest, 1751

  • Simon Ackerholm, Swedish, active Germany, 1715-1760

Oak, walnut, mother-of-pearl, green and white ivory, pewter, brass, yew, rosewood, ebony, mahogany, gilt bronze

  • Framed: Overall: 21 × 27 × 17 inches (53.3 × 68.6 × 43.2 cm)

Gift of an anonymous donor

44.80

On View

  • Decorative Arts S350

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Scrolls (motifs)
  • Woodworking
  • Ebony
  • Mahogany
  • Oak
  • Rosewood
  • Walnut
  • Brass (alloy)
  • Bronze
  • Pewter
  • Yew
  • Ivory
  • Mother of pearl
  • Tools
  • Chest
  • Gilt
  • Flowers (motifs)
  • Frankfurt am main

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, on the inside rim of the sunken lock housing: Simon Ackerholm von Christianstad in Schweden FiF [monogram] 29 MAY 1751

Provenance

1944-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Robinson, Francis W. "Chest." Bulletin of the DIA 23, 8 (May 1944): p. 66 (ill.). Weir, Annette K. “Material Culture of the Guild: A Study of a German Cabinetmakers’ Guild Chest.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 28 (1999): pp. 173-205.

Rights Status

Simon Ackerholm, Frankfurt Joiners' Guild Chest, 1751, oak, walnut, mother-of-pearl, green and white ivory, pewter, brass, yew, rosewood, ebony, mahogany, gilt bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of an anonymous donor, 44.80.