In the course of many centuries, the technical mastery of the ivory-carvers of the Kholmogory (Archangelsk) region without doubt gained and deserved wide renown. The most celebrated examples of the art of carving on ivory were created in the northern part of Russia in the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, when the unexcelled traditions of the local school were definitely formed and firmly established.
A similar bureau is in the Hillwood Museum, (Katrina V.H. Taylor, Russian Art at Hillwood, Washington, D.C., 1988, frontispiece illustration). For additional bureaus see I.N. Ukhanova, Rezba po Kosti v Rossii XVIII-XIX Vekov, Leningrad, 1981, illustrated.