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    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 342

    A RUSSIAN CARVED BONE TABLE BUREAU**

    KHOLMORGORY, ARKHANGELSK PROVINCE, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY

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    A RUSSIAN CARVED BONE TABLE BUREAU**
    KHOLMORGORY, ARKHANGELSK PROVINCE, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with carved plaques with hunting scenes, angels, lion and a unicorn on pierced scroll grounds, bordered by panels with diamond and tree motifs, the canted superstructure with a single drawer, above a hinged slope enclosing a fitted interior, all over a single drawer, on rectangular base with bracket feet


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    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.

    A bureau of the same form was sold Christie's, London, November 30, 2005, lot 176.

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