An enamelled, silver mounted wooden photograph frame by Carl Fabergé,
The delicately figured wood centred by a rectangular landscape aperture within a silver panel enamelled translucent pink over a sunburst ground, bordered by silver beading and surmounted with a ribbon tied bow, supported on a hinged strut, that closes flush to the back of the frame.
Contained in its original grey figured silk covered cardboard box, the lid silk stamped ‘K. Fabergé, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa, in Cyrillic beneath at the Imperial warrant. This box is in exceptional condition and a rare survival.
Workmaster: Anders Nevalainen,
St. Petersburg, circa 1908,
9.5cm by 7.6cm
Fabergé supplied pieces incorporating over twenty varieties of indigenous Russian and tropical woods. His premises at 24 Bolshaya Morskaya in St. Petersburg housed a carpentry workshop dedicated to producing the wooden elements of his works. The last never finished Imperial Easter Egg of 1917 destined to be given by Emperor Nicholas II to his mother the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna was to be made of Karelian birch.