Matti Martikka, a rocking chair, latter half of 20th century.
Hand-carved pine. Adjustable armrest on right or left side. Width 60 cm. Height to seat c. 50 cm. Total height 90 cm.
Wear due to age and use. Mark due to manufacturing process. Cracks due to dryness of the material.
From the Artist's collection.
Matti Martikka from South Karelia was a locally known carpenter. His carpentry hobby began with small everyday objects made for home use, but eventually the interior design of the home was dominated by ever larger wooden objects. Martikka carved chairs from tree trunks and made large log tables. He never sold his furniture, but saved it for his home museum in Joutseno. The Martikka furniture that is now for sale comes from the collections at the recently closed Martikka Museum.
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