A large and important jeweled petrified wood model of a Chimpanzee will be sold at Christie's Auctions on June 4 at an estimated price of 133,500 - 200,250 dollars.
Realistically carved from agatised petrified wood, seated, with its right hand behind its back, with foiled rose-cut diamond-set eyes, engraved 'C. Fabergé' under base; in the original Fabergé silk and velvet-lined wood case stamped 'Fabergé St Petersburg Moscow London.
The 9.7 cm. high piece was Purchased by Lady Paget (1853-1919) from Fabergé's London branch on December 12, 1915 for £55.