London, South Kensington
7 December 2010
A CARVED GILTWOOD SALON SUITE
OF LOUIS XV STYLE, PROBABLY RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1900
Comprising a canape and two fauteuils, each with a shaped toprail centred with a cartouche and rocaille with serpentine front seat rails on slim cabriole legs
The canapé 52 in. (132 cm.) wide (3)
By repute the Winter Palace, St Petersburg.
With Wartski, 14 Grafton Street, London.
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This suite was bought by Wartski from the Soviet Government as part of a series of purchases made between 1927 and 1933, since which time it was used to furnish their London premises.
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