This art piece was one of the most precious items in the emperor collection. Germans believed that it was totally theirs and yet before WWII began, Hitler aimed at and stole the Amber Room contents as well as many other art treasures.
Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia ca. Elisabeth was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and sister of Russia's last empress, Alexandra Feodorovna. She was the wife of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, Nicholas II's uncle.