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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 308

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS

    CIRCA 1825

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    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS
    CIRCA 1825
    Each with tablet back, scrolled-carved arms and black fabric drop-in seat, on splayed legs with brass caps and castors
    37½ in. (95 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep (2)


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    This pair of mahogany armchairs is characteristic of St. Petersburg chair-making of the 1820s. Closely related examples were part of the furnishings of most of the Imperial palaces during this period, such as those in the Bedchamber of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and study of Tsarevich Alexander at the Winter Palace, depicted in watercolour by Eduard Petrovich Hau (1807-'87) (E. Ducamp, ed., The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, 1995, p. 138). A further closely related example is illustrated in G. Loukomski, Mobilier et Decoration des Anciens Palais Imperiaux Russes, Paris/Brussels, 1928, fig. 175.

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