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Russian Furniture Styles - 1790-1800
Russian artisans incorporated Verre Eglomis, which involved decorating a piece of glass on the reverse side with gilt and sometimes a number of different colours - into their furniture. The most popular colour combinations were gold on blue, gold on black, gold on white or black on gold. Heinrich Gambs produced some of the finest furniture during this period. He also incorporated painted glass and carved ivory.
The Russian Jacob Style: Jacob refers to the celebrated French cabinet-maker Georges Jacob who provided some of the finest examples of Louis XVI furniture. Extensive use of mahogany that is always decorated with brass strips or rosettes and clear geometric lines.