A very similar vitrine is preserved in the Pavlovsk Palace and illustrated in Emmanuel Ducamp, Pavlovsk le palais et le parc, Paris, 1993, p. 162. Another is illustrated in A. M. Kuchumov, Household Interior Decoration in Nineteenth Century Russia, after the Exhibition in the Pavlovsk Palace Museum, Leningrad, 1977, p. 55.
WIth old minor marks, dents and scratches consistent with age and use. The back appears to be later. In otherwise very good condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.