Two carved armchairs in Russian style "bow, axes and mittens", after the well-known model of carver Vasiliy Shutov, Russia, circa 1900
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Dark stained wood, carved, seat of brown leather. The curved backrest with the Cyrillic inscription (tr.) "Who travels quietly travels further". Overall height 99 cm. Width ca. 65.5 cm. Good, used condition.
The original oak chair "Bow, Axes, and Gloves" by V. Shutov was exhibited at the Pan-Russian Industrial Exhibition in St. Petersburg. Tsar Alexander III liked this unusual piece of furniture and purchased it, making it famous for its ingenuous design. A large number of such chairs were subsequently sold. Cf. Hermitage and Russian National Museum in St. Petersburg, inv. no. Meb-999. Cf. Sotheby’s Paris, Pierre Bergé Sale, From one home to another, 30-31 October 2018, Lot 629.
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