Lot 295: A PAIR OF RUSSIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY MEUBLES D'APPUI, PROBABLY BY THE GAMBS WORKSHOP, ST PETERSBURG MID-19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: each of serpentine outline and decorated with floral marquetry, the panel door enclosing a velvet-lined interior with one shelf; one with inventory label 'H. V. v. W. G. v. R. Privat-Eigentum no. 1247.'
In good original condition, both with lock forced open and hence with losses to wood as visible from catalogue photograph. One with front side of the top bent and slightly lifting, the mounts also lifting slightly. One with damage to top marquetry. Overall with minor liftings to veneer.
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Provenance: Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822–1892), later Queen Olga of Württemberg, possibly a gift from her father Tsar Nicolas I (1796-1855) on occasion of her marriage to Crown Prince Karl Friedrich Alexander of Württemberg (1823-1891) in 1846.
Dimensions: 106cm. high, 80cm. wide, 40cm. deep; 3ft. 5¾in., 2ft. 7½in., 1ft. 3¾in.