Everyone knows it is much harder to turn word into deed than deed into word. - Maxim Gorky

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. - Carl Sandburg

Below we have listed commercial resources that provide the beautiful black lacquer objects such as boxes and jewelry and other crafts such as matryoshka nesting dolls and porcelin.


Black Lacquer Crafts

  • Art De Triomphe Collectibles & Gifts *

    This company imports collectibles from Russia (and France) including Russian Lacquered Boxes and Russian folk art like the Matroshka Dolls and a variety of other wooden objects,

  • Gamble Trading Company: Treasures of Russia *

    The Treasures of Russia collection includes Russian black lacquer boxes, fine handpainted porcelin and umbrellas made to withstand 40 mph winds.

  • Old Russia! *

    Lacquer boxes, matryoshkas, antique icons hand carved wooden toys, painted eggs, shawls, jewelry, trays and more are available from this company.

  • Russian Lacquer Boxes *

    Beautiful site. Includes a short guide to russian lacquer boxes and an illustrated collection of fairy tales commonly depicted on the boxes.

  • Russian Mall *

    A shopping mall on-line full of items for everyone.

  • Russian World Online *

    A great site to order hand-painted Russian art.

  • Siberian Wild Goods *

    A wide variety of hand crafted objects with materials collected in Siberia, the Russian Far East and parts of Moscow and Western Russia include nesting dolls, contemporary icons, lacquer boxes, CD-Roms, plus more.

  • Sunbirds' Unique Russian Lacquer Boxes *

    A large collection of boxes are searchable by artist, school, etc are presented along with FAQ about this distinct art form. Sunbird also provides other items such as jewlery, watches and screensavers.

  • TolsToys *

    Matryoshka and lacquer boxes, traditional Russian wooden toys, woodcarvings, icons, barrettes, pins and earrings are imported from Sergiev Posad and St. Petersburg.

  • Other Russian/NIS Crafts

  • ABE Universal Vending *

    Russian handcrafted items by select artists such as nesting dolls, Bogorodsky toys, black-lacquered boxes, jewelry and carvings are imported for sale.

  • ARTCo Russian Antiques *

    This company deals in Russian Military, Civil & Religious Antiques and Tsarist Memorabilia (1700's-1917). A sampling of their offerings at any given time might inlude metals, porcelin, historical photos and graphic art. Besides their online photos, a catalog by mail is available.

  • Art De Triomphe Collectibles & Gifts *

    This company imports collectibles from Russia (and France) including Russian Lacquered Boxes and Russian folk art like the Matroshka Dolls and a variety of other wooden objects,

  • Gamble Trading Company: Treasures of Russia *

    The Treasures of Russia collection includes Russian black lacquer boxes, fine handpainted porcelin and umbrellas made to withstand 40 mph winds.

  • Golden Cockerel Crafts *

    Provided by Mr. Walter Conway who imports Russian folk crafts of all varieties but specialized in the Russian matryoshka nesting dolls.

  • Siberian Wild Goods *

    A wide variety of hand crafted objects with materials collected in Siberia, the Russian Far East and parts of Moscow and Western Russia include nesting dolls, contemporary icons, lacquer boxes, CD-Roms, plus more.

  • TolsToys *

    Matryoshka and lacquer boxes, traditional Russian wooden toys, woodcarvings, icons, barrettes, pins and earrings are imported from Sergiev Posad and St. Petersburg.


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