Mahogany, bronze, gilding A very signi cant and rare pair of armchairs, originating from the collection of the Pavlovsky Palace near St. Petersburg. Trapezoidal seat over elegant, slightly curved front frame and mahogany backrest. Provenance : Pavlovsk Palace, St. Petersburg, the property of Empress Dowager Maria Feodorovna . Russian nobility. Private collection, Switzerland. 98,0 х 58,0 х 64,5 см Cheneviere A. Russian Furniture. The Golden Age, 1780–1840. London, 1988. 312 S.