I bought this piece at a Moscow commission store in the early 1980's. I had visited the store regularly and the ladies at the lacquer box sections would hold pieces for me as a kind of first right of refusal. This was one of those "behind the counter" pieces.
The design is called "Tryst by a Hut" from a drawing by K. Trutovsky, and it is an official Fedoskino desgin from the 1880's.
The box has no exterior markings, but on the inside of the hinged lid there are stamps of four medals from Russia-wide exhibitions: two silver (ser) and two gold (zol). The medals are dated 1882, 1885, 1887 and 1896. In the book "Masterpieces of Russian Folk Art, Lacquer Miniatures - Fedoskino" by N.
Krestovskaya (Interbook, Moscow, 1995), page 122, this stamp is identified as the mark of the V. Vishnyakov Workshop in the 1890's.There is some damage to the paint - a few chips here and there. A chip was missing from the bottom left corner of the papier mache lid before we bought the box, and some paint/lacquer has been rubbed off the edges of the bottom. The origianal receipt from the commission store, writtten in cyrillic script, is inside the box. All reasonable offers will be considered. The item "ANTIQUE FEDOSKINO LACQUER BOX TRYST BY A HUT (RL012)" is in sale since Friday, December 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "seccade" and is located in Beverly Hills, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.