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Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya: The Private Collection

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A Russian malachite veneered and gilt-bronze centre table, circa 1840
the circular top and panelled frieze with pierced edge, on a baluster stem with scroll cast leaves and a cruciform base applied with scrolling foliage
83.5cm. high, 89.5cm. diameter, 32 3/4in., 35 1/4in.
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來源

Childwick Bury, 15 May 1978, lot 61 [£11,000];
thence by descent to the current owner.

相關資料

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Chenevière, A. Russian Furniture The Golden Age 1780-1840, London, 1988, p. 281, fig. 306;
Payne, C. European Furniture of the 19th century, Woodbridge, 2013, pp. 554-555, for related Russian gilt-bronze and malachite veneered centre tables.

This piece reflects the passion for furniture and objects cut from malachite, a stone highly prized in Russia from the early 19th century. To create such a table, stone-cutters made use of the technique known as 'Russian mosaic,' which follows, according to Chenevière, the following steps:`The blocks of malachite are sawn into millimetre-thick slices. These are then cut according to the pattern of the stone and the various pieces are reunited one by one to form a pleasing design making sure that the joins are as near to invisible as possible. This whole design is then fixed to a stone or metal base, the imperfections are then ground down and then it is polished.' [1]

A similar centre table was offered at Christie's London, Opulence, 6 June 2017, lot 293.

[1] ChenevièreA. Russian Furniture of The Golden Age 1780-1840, London, 1988, p.206

Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya: The Private Collection

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