January 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, January 26th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/26/2017
Russian box from the personal collection of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, owned and used by them in the Presidential years at the Family Residence in the White House and then at their Bel Air, California home. Beautiful black lacquered box features gilt accenting the an artistic rendering of the Moscow Holy Danilov Monastery, where Reagan visited in 1988. Top opens to reveal a red lacquered interior. The box was likely obtained during the Reagans historic trip to Russia during the 1988 Moscow Summit. Upon leaving the White House, the Reagans marked their possessions with a green sticker to designate which of their belongings had been displayed with them during their Presidential years; this box has this round green sticker on its underside. Markings upon the box translate from Russian as ''Moscow Holy Danilov Monastery''. Box was originally sold at Christie's in New York, and has Christie's sticker. Measures 7'' x 5''. Light rubbing to a few corners, otherwise near fine condition.
Ronald & Nancy Reagan Personally Owned Russian Box -- Displayed at the White House
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