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    Sale 5903

    Christie's Interiors

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 159

    A RUSSIAN EMBROIDERED SILK TWO-PANEL SCREEN

    EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A RUSSIAN EMBROIDERED SILK TWO-PANEL SCREEN
    EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Embroidered to the front with flowers, ribbons and the initials'AM' surmounted by a coronet, the reverse with the Russian inscription 'The Alexander Institute, Smolny, 28th October 1891'
    58½ in (149 cm.) high; 41½ in. (105.5 cm.) extended


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    The Smolny Institute in St. Petersberg was created by Imperial commision in the late 18th century as a European-style school offering an academic program for the first time to young ladies from the nobility.

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