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Alex Bouteneff
105 Bunell Rd.
Litchfield, CT, 06790

Chair Design and Construction:
Brookside Cabinet & Millwork
Bethlehem, CT

Photo - Alex Bouteneff



Chair Photo - Once Upon A Time ...
Once Upon A Time...
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About the Artist:

Alex Bouteneff is a local physician (E.N.T. surgeon) involved in handicrafts such as glass blowing, kaleidoscope making, marquetry (wood inlay work) and ships-in-bottles. His Russian heritage informs his work. He was the featured artist on the cover of the i-towns section of the Sunday Hartford Courant

The chair is inspired by a Russian fairy tale called Tsar Saltan. It involves the Tsar’s wife and her child banished to an island (totally undeserved). The child grows up to be a magical prince, who saves the swan, which swims around the magical island (in the picture). She turns into a beautiful woman, whom the prince marries. They go back to the land from which he was banished, reclaims his rights as the Tsar and they live happily ever after.


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