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A La Vieille Russie Returns to TEFAF Fall New York

  • NEW YORK, New York
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  • July 31, 2018

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A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) is pleased to announce its return to TEFAF Fall New York this October at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street. The gallery’s presentation will include a carefully curated selection of rare works of antique and estate jewelry ranging from the 1800s through the 1970s with offerings from European and American designers such as Cartier, Flato, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. In addition, there will be works of art by Peter Carl Fabergé, the legendary Russian jeweler.


Peter Schaffer, Director of ALVR, comments, “We are thrilled to once again participate at TEFAF, which is widely regarded as the world’s leading fair for fine art, antiques, and design. We will be showcasing a number of works that will pique the interest of both our established clients as well as newcomers.”


Highlights include a pair of Cartier coral bead earrings as well as a Cartier gold bracelet with lapis beads, both from the 1950s; a demantoid and diamond salamander brooch; an Art Deco dragonfly brooch with pavé and baguette diamonds; and an antique pearl necklace in its original Tiffany & Co. box. Known for having the largest collection of antique jewelry from the pre-brand era, A La Vieille Russie will be showing several examples of beautiful antique and estate pieces that emphasize their incredible craftsmanship.


Among the rarely seen Fabergé works on view will be a silver table lighter in the form of an ape resembling Charles Darwin; a large obsidian carp sculpture with moonstone and yellow enamel eyes; a silver match holder in the form of a fish from 1890; and scarab, diamond, and gold double cufflinks. Furthermore, there will be other works produced by Fabergé including silverware, cigarette cases, desk accessories, clocks, frames, and objets de vertu.


For a selection of pieces that will be on display at TEFAF, please see the link below:

About A La Vieille Russie: Founded in Kiev in 1851, A La Vieille Russie is known worldwide for its unrivaled collection of Russian treasures.  Specializing in European and American antique jewelry, 18th and 19th century European gold snuff boxes, and objets de vertu, A La Vieille Russie offers works of only the highest quality, as the result of generations of knowledge and expertise, in an environment of integrity, education, service, and personal attention. Goldsmith and jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé was a client, and ALVR is recognized today as international experts on his works. ALVR is now located at 745 Fifth Avenue after being at 781 Fifth Avenue for over 56 years. This is ALVR’s fourth move since the first storefront opened at Rockefeller Center in 1933.

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