629
629
A carved wood armchair, after a model by Vasilii Petrovich Shutov, after 1870
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
629
A carved wood armchair, after a model by Vasilii Petrovich Shutov, after 1870
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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A carved wood armchair, after a model by Vasilii Petrovich Shutov, after 1870
in chiseled oak, decorated with various trompe l'oeil motifs, the rail carved with the rhyming Russian adage « тише едешь, дальше будешь » ("the more carefully you drive, the faster you'll arrive"), the armrests in the shape of an axe, the seat ornated with a pair of chiseled gloves and engraved with a rosette


95 x 56 x 52 cm ; 37 1/2  x 22 x 20 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

Vasilii Petrovich Shutov (ca. 1826-1887), an instructor at the Stieglitz Central School of Technical Drawing, had first introduced the design to the Russian public at the 1870 All-Russian Manufacturing Exhibition. In Russia, Shutov's concoction of humble, contemporary objects achieved great popularity among aficionados of the Russian Style, including Emperor Alexander III of Russia. Shutov received a ten-year patent on the design. On Shutov's chairs, see O. Strugova, "Mebel' v 'Russkom stile'," Muzei, pp. 103-104.

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Paris