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Russian Furniture Styles - 1825-1840
“Eclectic” is the only word for the general style of this period. The borrowings from every historic style in all shapes and forms are countless. Between 1840 and 1850 Russian cabinet making slowly lost its special character. It became submerged in the new style which spread throughout Europe, a style which aimed at comfort rather than elegance, lavishness rather than refinement.
Above top: A five-legged Russian console in marquetry of various natural woods, ebony veneer and gilt bronze, with a white opaline top, first quater of the nineteenth century.
Above bottom: A painted wood chair from the workshop of Peter Gambs, 1837 (State Hermitage Museum)
Source: Russian Furniture The Golden Age 1780-1840, Antoine Chenevière