Expecting Christmas holidays the auction house «Cabinet» organizes the first in Russia specialized auction «Russian Decorative and Applied Art of the XIX–XX centuries». Sales specialized in decorative and applied art are rare. They are held from time to time by Christie’s and Sotheby’s and have been never held in Russia.
Nowadays collectors and art dealers are getting more and more interested in such sales. Usually the collections feature items with unique history and of refined décor. The example is Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya collection that is going to be kept in Konstantinovsky Palace in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. World auction houses almost always put up for sale articles by Faberge Company. «Winter» Easter egg by Faberge workshop was auctioned at Christie’s in the April of 2002 for $9 579 000, setting a record for any Russian item of decorative and applied art. In the nearest future a new record could be set by an Easter egg by Faberge company put up for sale at Christie’s London salesrooms in the Russian art sales that will be held in November 28 (estimate £6 000 000–9 000 000 ($12 000 000–18 000 000)).