This time we had good timetravelling throughout Finland browsing several estate sales: came across 2 Russian heritage families with some nice collections of early 19th tomid-20th century items. Here is very rare "lubok" large tole traydecorated with the scene of Cossacks seizing Napoleonic officers at the time ofthe end of Russo-French war of 1812. There is opinion that officer depicted as lady is disguised Napoleon and that's why he had successful escape: drunk Cossacks didn't recognize him and didn't even arrested. Lots of tales and whispers were produced in folklore, butnot much preserved in decorative arts.
This is impressive big picture worth museum of local lore attention. There are several on the shameful route. Well-preservedpainting on metal is 56,7 x 77,7cm (22,3 x 30,6 in) has some agewear, old varnish is away in some places and it should be taken off in general. Please study good resolution images for cosmetic condition.Our store is located in the beautiful city of Stockholm. Useful to mention that we are trying to acquire wonderful art and antiques throughout Scandinavia. We own all necessary equipment for making firm and reliable packaging. We do appreciate your questions and inquiries, concerns and ideas! We cordially thank you for your time and wish you good luck in winning these auctions! The item "Antique 19 Russian Tray Meeting Cossacks during Escape of Napoleon from Russia" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "scandinaviantique" and is located in Stockholm.
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