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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.

Russian Glong-case clock, Heinrich Gambs, Timothy Corrigan 

Russian Bureau bonheur du jour Timothy Corrigan 

Above top: A long-case clock in mahogany, mahogany veneer and verre églomisé, with gilt bronze mounts, from the workshop of Heinrich Gambs, 1790. (Pavlovsk Palace Museum)                                                                        
Above bottom: A Russian bureau bonheur du jour  in light mahogany with brass strips, late eighteenth century
Source: Russian Furniture The Golden Age 1780-1840, Antoine Chenevière

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