I've been doing a lot of research lately into the Polish estates, and have a query for anyone here who might (?) be in Moscow or have good contacts there:
In 1915, Nicholas ordered all of the fittings from Bielovezh stripped and packed on a train to Moscow. This included all of the carpets, furniture designed by Nicolas de Rochefort, paintings, chandeliers, etc., as it was feared the lodge would be occupied by the advancing German troops. In Moscow, the contents of the lodge were stored at Neskuchnoye Palace. In the aftermath of the Revolution, I have no idea what happened to them. Does anyone have any insight into this, or an idea where they might have gone? I doubt that anything remains at Neskuchnoye, but it might be worth asking if they photographed the inventory or might have a piece or two.
Thanks in advance!