MacDougall Auctions 30 May 2006

30 May 2006

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Pair of  Mahogany Chairs

88. GAMBS, HEINRICH 1765-1831

Pair of Mahogany Chairs

15,000-20,000 Pounds

With gilt mountings from the Sheremetev (Fontanka) Palace in St. Petersburg. Designed by August Monferrand (1786-1858).

Illustrated: T. Sokolova, K Orlova Russian furniture from the State Hermitage Museum, No. 143, St. Petersburg, 1973. Authenticity certificate by Dr. Natalia Guseva, Head of the Russian Furniture Collection of the State Hermitage Museum.

"These chairs are identical to the ones in the collection of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. These two chairs are part of the set made in 1830 for the Winter Palace by the studio of H. Gambs, based on the design of A. Montferrand."

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.