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A La Vieille Russie Recreates Its Paris Years At Didier Aaron

Source: Antiques & The Arts Online By Laura Beach A La Vieille Russie is lifting the cover on a dealer’s most closely guarded secret: its guest book, or livre d’or, containing the names of dozens of its best clients, colleagues … Continue reading

A Helping Hand – from Forbes Magazine

We have seen great and turbulent times in history – from our founding in 1851 in Kiev to our leaving Russia with the Communist takeover of private business to our shop in Paris and then the advance of the Nazis … Continue reading

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In a Nutshell: Blaze of Glory from Arts & Antiques

Demand for cigarette cases kept Fabergé’s artisans busy. According to the 1998 book The Fabergé Case, Jalmari Haikonen, an engraver employed by Fabergé in St. Petersburg from 1915–18, noted seeing as many as 40 lined up, awaiting his attention. “A … Continue reading

Sick Schaffer from ANTIQUE International

Sick Schaffer Source: ANTIQUE International By Amy Page, Editor-in-Chief of Art and Auction ‘The only reason we sell,’ says New York dealer Peter Schaffer, ‘is that we are sicker than our customers. Our customers need to buy something once a … Continue reading

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Take a Taste, or a Big Bite, of Luxury from The NY Times

3 P.M. Glance at the flashy displays of diamonds in the windows of Graff, Leviev and Chopard as you stroll down Madison Avenue, turning onto 59th Street. At the corner is À La Vieille Russie, a fifth-generation antique jewelry and … Continue reading

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A Ruby Is To A Sapphire as an Emerald is to an Aquamarine

 Gemstones come in traditional colors. However, these “traditional” colors are usually not the only colors that exist for these gems. Often some of the most interesting colors are used in antique jewelry. A corundum by any other name is still … Continue reading

Russian Treasures – As mentioned in The New York Times

The 150-year-old company À la Vieille Russie has greatly expanded its gallery at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. “We wanted to have more space to do exhibitions,” said Mark Schaffer, an owner. The first show, “St. Petersburg and Imperial Style,” … Continue reading

ALVR & Forty Years of FORBES and FABERGE

Winter 2004 The sale of a portion of the Forbes Magazine Collection of Fabergé has been of particular interest to A La Vieille Russie, whose long association with Malcolm Forbes began in 1964. At Easter of that year, he made … Continue reading