Most carved and filigreed bone-veneered objects and furniture produced in Russia during the second half of the 18th century, is thought to have been manufactured at Archangelsk, a Northern seaport. There was a royal manufactory there specializing in furniture, the veneer made from walrus tusks found in the Arctic Sea. Objects veneered in bone were also manufactured in the town of Kholmogory and the villages of Kurostrovy, Ukhtostrov and others.
This piece has carving of a similar design to some bone-veneered pieces in Russian public collections; namely a cabinet in the Hermitage Collection and a bureau now in the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo - see Russian Furniture in the Collection of the Hermitage, 1973, figs. 37 and 38.