A c.1820 Russian sofa with carved giltwood pinwheels and shells which also converts into a daybed when the back is removed. The photos show only the sofa. Patterned after designs by Russian architect Vasily Stasov that were made for Catherine The Great' s palace under the rule of Nicholas I. An illustration of this design in Princess Dolgoruki 's drawing room can be seen on page 212 of Antoine Cheneviere' RUSSIAN FURNITURE 1780-1840. The sofa/daybed is made of pine with mahogany veneer, and crotch mahogany veneer in the panels of the upper rail. The wood has an old finish with very minor cosmetic repairs. All elements are present and the sofa/daybed is structurally sound and original. The measurements are 72"wide x 41"high x 27"deep. The sofa/daybed is in overall excellent condition with new high grade uphostery.
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