Audience chair

Unknownlate 19th century - early 20th century

Maryhill Museum of Art

Maryhill Museum of Art
Goldendale, United States

This chair once belonged to Queen Marie of Romania. She eventually gave it to San Francisco socialite and philanthropist, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels. An undated inscription on the seat reads, “Presented to Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Spreckels (Mrs. Alma de Bretteville Spreckels) en reconnaissance for what they have done for others—Marie, Queen of Romania.”


  • Title: Audience chair
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: late 19th century - early 20th century
  • Location: Romania
  • Physical Dimensions: w35¾ x h70 x d24 in (complete)
  • Media: wood, silver pigment, leather, metal tacks
  • Credit Line: Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels
  • Provenance: Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/discover/about-maryhill-museum-of-art/press-room/images-for-publication

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