(Translated by Larissa
Then eventually Baroque made way for Classicism; the Englishman Charles Cameron replaced the Italian Bartholomew Rasstrelly as a new executive architect of the Great Palace.
|I just had an idea: the enfilades are very well suited for ceremonial processions, aren’t they?
|The Green Dining Room
The Architect - C.Cameron, Sculptor – I. Martos
Somehow it makes me think of the funeral hall…
The reliefs on the wall depict Greek mythology.
|The Waiters Room
The Architect -C.Cameron and V. Stasov
|The Blue Drawing Room
The Architect - C.Cameron, 1752-56
Restored in 1959
The walls decorated with French silk
It is one of very few rooms, were the original parquetry did survive the war.
|The mirror and the clock on the fireplace mantelpiece in the Blue Drawing Room.
The Architect - C.Cameron
The columns are quite a marvel of ingenuity; they are made of china with metal reinforcing rods inside.
The medallions on the top are by sculptor I. Murtos.
|The Alexander I’s Study Room
The Architect - V. Stasov (in collaboration with the artist F.Brandukoff)
|Yet another Chandelier
|The next: a few separate objects, all of them from the same room,
I just don’t remember which one…
|The Big Vase – with a picture of an unknown town.
|The Serving Platter
Coincidentally, the castle pictured on the platter can also be seen in
one of albums.
The name of this castle is Rosenburgh. It is in the vicinity of Copenhagen. Dated at the beginning of the 17th Century, it is situated in the middle of the King’s Parklands.
Most probably this platter came to Russia with Nicholas The II’s mother, who was a Danish princess.
|Very Interesting Chair
Notice the shape of chair’s arm supports.
The name of chair: “The shaft-bow, axe and mittens.” On the shaft-bow you can read the motto “Slow and steady wins the race”.
The project was designed in the workshop of Schtiglits & Schutov around 1870-71.