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Discussions about the Alexander Palace => The Alexander Palace => Topic started by: gleb on April 14, 2008, 11:04:57 AM

Title: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: gleb on April 14, 2008, 11:04:57 AM
Joanna has kindly offered me the chance to be useful and give a little help in this wonderful work you are doing, for which I want to thank you all !

I start posting the first pages of the right wing rooms.

Once again, let me say Thank you very much Joanna.



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/gleb/yakovlev/DSC01008.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/gleb/yakovlev/DSC01005.jpg)





Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: gleb on April 14, 2008, 11:09:48 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/gleb/yakovlev/DSC01006.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/gleb/yakovlev/DSC01006.jpg)

The bathroom of Aleksandra Feodorovna (then Maria Feodorovna) and the White room


Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: Reco on August 16, 2009, 01:07:37 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: Joanna on December 24, 2009, 11:40:10 AM
I have not completed translations of the right wing as yet and am not sure if Yakovlev gives the historical data of what was each room c1840s-50s. The study of Nicholas I by Hau 1845 is #52 Study English Suite on the Yakovlev floorplan. The Drawing Room of the English Suite #51 retained the similar upper wall antique frieze and ceiling cornice as it was c1840s. It is the same as in Hau's for #52. The fireplace in #52 was retained also.

In Nicholas I study there were shelves of mounted cavalry figures under glass that were moved c1900s to the Small Library #2 and Great Library #3. I have often wondered of these and apparently they were of papier-mâché which surprised me as I had thought they were lead. No wonder they were under glass domes.

From a memoir of the 1850s of Nicholas I:
"...One of the curiosities of his palace was a room containing the uniforms of every regiment in his army, made for himself to wear, on occasion of special visits to the different barracks. Another object manufactured for Imperial use was a dinner service of Russian porcelain, with the devices and uniforms of every regiment in the army; and in the private Imperial Cabinet at Tsarskoe Selo, mentioned above, I remember being struck with the bald simplicity of the furniture and decorations, the latter being nothing more than an immense series of papier-mâché models of cavalry soldiers..."

Joanna

Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: BobG on December 25, 2009, 06:33:22 AM
Here's Hau's watercolor of Nicholas 1's Study in the AP.
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/BobG_AP/AP%20Discussion%20Board/EmperorNickolasStudyAPEFHau1845.jpg)
The cavalry figures are descriibed as plaster and papier-mâché. They also appear in Hau's watercolor of Tsarevich Alexander Nicholaievich's dresssing room in the Catherine Palace at TS.  It can be seen here (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/BobG_AP/AP%20Discussion%20Board/DressingRoomofTsarevichAlexanderNik.jpg)

Bob G
Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: Constantinople on March 31, 2010, 04:14:32 AM
Very interesting
Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: richard_1990 on April 01, 2010, 12:40:51 AM
Did the toy cavalry collection survive the revolution?
Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: Vladimir_V. on April 01, 2010, 11:48:42 AM
Yes. But it was stolen in 1941.
Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: Michael HR on April 01, 2010, 12:50:27 PM
What a shame they were stolen and have not or I assume ever will be returned. It would be interesting to hunt down much of what was taken and ask for it back!
Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: PAVLOV on May 11, 2010, 10:46:38 AM
The study is a very beautiful room, I wonder if the magnificent inlaid floors in this part of the palace survived ? Or the beautiful fireplaces, for that matter.
I was surprised to read the other day that N & A occupied rooms in this part of the palace when they were first married, perhaps while they were "doing up" the other side. Thank heavens the right wing was spared Alexandra's decorating efforts.  Perhaps one day soon we will see what is left !
Title: Re: Yakovlev's book: THE RIGHT WING
Post by: lilianna on July 13, 2010, 09:20:19 PM
Foto Vsevolod I. Yakovlev. 1920 .. Agate Rooms

(http://a.imageshack.us/img514/2614/vsevolodiyakovlev1920ag.jpg) (http://img514.imageshack.us/i/vsevolodiyakovlev1920ag.jpg/)