A Carved Stained Oak Trompe l'Oeil Chair

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AFTER A DESIGN BY V.P. SHUTOV, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A Carved Stained Oak Trompe l'Oeil Chair
After a design by V.P. Shutov, late 19th century
The curved backrest and front legs in the form of a decorated yoke, the backrest carved with the Russian adage 'Tishe edesh' dal'she budesh' in stylized script, the arms carved as axes set in logs, the seat carved en trompe l'oeil to imitate a pair of gloves resting on woven matting, the backrest centering a balalaika terminating in a rooster's head and suspending a wooden bell
40½ in (102.9 cm.) high