Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Table box

House of Carl Fabergé
Workmaster: Karl Gustav Hjalmar Armfelt (Finn, working in Russia)
ca. 1895–1916
Russian, Saint Petersburg
Palisander wood, silver mounts
Overall (confirmed): 2 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. (5.4 x 20 x 10.5 cm)
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on medal in margin: NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI.

Marking: [1] maker's mark of the firm of Carl Fabergé (in Cyrillic);
[2] Saint Petersburg assay mark

Location of marks:
On rim of lid and base of box
[ A La Vieille Russie , Paris, until 1977; sold to Mrs. Wrightsman ] ; Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (1977–2008; to MMA)
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