IMPORTANT SET OF FOUR RUSSIAN BRASS-INLAID MAHOGANY CHAIRS
By Meyer and Otto, St. Petersburg, Circa 1800 Two bearing the mark of the Michailevsky Palace
Including two side chairs and two armchairs with down-curved arms; each with an almost rectangular backrest pierced with trellis pattern and inlaid with reeded brass and with rondels at the intersections; the almost rectangular, upholstered seats with rails inlaid with brass; the square, tapered legs inlaid with brass fluting, headed by brass rondels and joined by H-stretchers. Upholstered in striped pale green silk. The armchairs bearing the Cyrillic initials M.D. for the Michailevsky Palace (Dvoretz) of Czar Paul I.