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Exhibition Opening May 1st: Celebrating Royal Faberge – The Return

Celebrating Royal Fabergé – The Return
An exhibition of unknown and seldom seen works of art by Fabergé
A La Vieille Russie –  745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 415
May 1-18, 2018
Monday –  Friday, 11 am – 4 pm

Opening May 1st we present Celebrating Royal FabergéThe Return, an exhibition of rare and important works of art created by Court Jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846 – 1920).  These works have just returned to ALVR from loan to the museum exhibition, Royal Fabergé, at the iconic Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich, England, which also included 65 loans from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to show off this incredible collection and celebrate our new galleries with this exhibition of unknown and seldom-seen treasures that highlight the genius of Fabergé,” comments Peter Schaffer, Director of A La Vieille Russie.

Works on view include a gift to ballerina Anna Pavlova presented by Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, a sculpture related to Charles Darwin, a five-color gold double marriage cup, a Japanese-inspired dessert cutlery set, a potato carved from pink-brown agate, and Vara Panina (the gypsy singer), the most famous of the Fabergé figurines, along with many other majestic masterpieces. There will also be video footage of Anna Pavlova dancing and a 1905 voice recording of Vara Panina singing.

This exhibition also celebrates the accomplishments of Wounded Warrior Project, specifically their long-term care initiative and their PTSD services.

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New Showroom at 745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 415
Now Open!

Our new galleries at 745 Fifth Avenue are now open! Click here for hours.
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From Kiev to Paris to New York, A La Vieille Russie is once again on the move – but we’re not going very far!

After 56 years at the same address, and 75 years on the same block, we’re excited to be relocating to a new and equally convenient gallery one block south at 745 Fifth Avenue. The bright new space will allow us to continue to showcase our unparalleled collection of rare antique jewelry, Fabergé, decorative arts, and Russian works of art.

ALVR storefrontIn 1933, we first brought the gallery to New York from Paris and Kiev on the heels of war and revolution. This move will be our fourth since opening that storefront as one of Rockefeller Center’s first tenants. We are one of a handful of art and antiques businesses that have remained in the same family for generations, and over the years developed a reputation for scholarship, leadership, and integrity, while stimulating American taste for Russian art.  We were instrumental in introducing the work of Russian court jeweler Carl Fabergé to American audiences, in forming major museum collections, and in contributing to the continued strong popularity of the jeweler’s work. Today, A La Vieille Russie continues its tradition of offering unusual and important works of art, with a commitment to friendly and knowledgeable service.

ALVR storefront Fifth AvenueWe have enjoyed our iconic 781 Fifth Avenue location for over 56 years, where we have greeted generations of clients and held groundbreaking exhibitions. Our new location officially opened on December 1st. In celebration of our new space, we will host a special Fabergé exhibition in Spring 2018. Until then, we are proud to be a significant lender to Royal Fabergé, a major exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, UK, October 14th – February 11th, 2018, alongside works from the Royal Collection, loaned through the gracious permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Please join us as we embark on this new chapter. We are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible, and we’re looking forward to sharing our future with you.