Teremok armchair, ca. 1905
ca. 1910 (made)
Made by the Abramtsevo Workshops, Moscow Oblast, Russia
h. 143 cm - w. 62 cm - d. 62 cm
PROVENANCE : By repute, brought to Germany by Russian emigrants after the 1917 Revolution - Thence by descent - German art market, Cologne, 1990's - Private collection, Germany, 1997-2017.
SIMILAR PIECES : There are only five examples of this chair known to exist. The other four are all in Russian museum collections. One is owned by the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, another is in the Smolensk Museum, and two more can be seen at the Nishni Novgorod Art Museum of Decorative Arts.
LITERATURE : Jesco Oser, 'Talashkino : Objects in Wood from the Workshops of Princess M. KL. Tenisheva', Moscow, 2016, page 638, n°742.
COLLECTION : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts