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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #450 on: August 24, 2016, 07:00:23 AM »
Thanks Joanna

I found the pillow basket in all three of the paintings!! I do not have a chair in my bedroom so extra pillows have to go on the floor!  :)

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #451 on: August 29, 2016, 09:52:24 AM »
Kiot of Icons in Nicholas IIís Bedroom in the Winter Palace

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/08/kiot-of-icons-in-nicholas-iis-bedroom.html

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #452 on: August 30, 2016, 10:05:22 AM »
Telephones in the Winter Palace

Note the telephone that was in the Children's rooms in the Alexander Palace.

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/08/telephones-in-winter-palace.html

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #454 on: September 01, 2016, 10:29:08 AM »
There is a billiards table in Nicholas's study at the Alexander Palace.

A pedantic friend tells me that there is no such thing as a billiard table!

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #455 on: September 07, 2016, 06:50:44 AM »
"Even though they are based on a singular concept, billiards, pool and snooker are completely different type of sports or games. Therefore, it is only natural that the play surface as well as the equipment utilized in the game is dissimilar.

First of all, let me briefly introduce the principle of billiards. Like I previously mentioned, billiard is not just another type of pool, but rather constitutes the premise from which snooker and pool have evolved. As of such, billiard is not played on your standard pool table and it has its specific surface for the job: a slightly larger table with no pockets.
Thatís right, because the object of billiards (or carom billiards) consists of striking the object ball with your cue ball, hitting the rails exactly three times and then somehow contacting the second ball, there is no need for pockets.

The principal dissociation between a pool table and the billiards counterpart comprises of the presence of the 6 pockets (4 in each corner and 2 halfway on each of the railís long sides). In regards to the dimensions, the pool tables only differ slightly, the common variations being 9 feet, 8 feet and 7 feet. 10 feet pool tables are quite rare nowadays, but can be found occasionally in traditional establishments with vintage decors. In addition to that, residential versions can be as small as 6 feet by 3 feet.
Furthermore, the pool table comes equipped with 15 object balls, a cue ball and a triangle rack that is utilized in arranging them before the match. As far as the cues are concerned, you should expect the pool cues to be a few inches longer and to present a thinner tip."

So now we must determine from Joanna's pictures - do we see the pockets?

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #456 on: September 07, 2016, 06:24:19 PM »
That is a billiards table.  It may also have been used for snooker. Pool is a different game, played on a different, smaller, table, and it was not a gentleman's game, whereas billiards and snooker were played by gentlemen.

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #457 on: September 08, 2016, 10:27:33 AM »
It is confusing.

The archival documents refer to Billiards i.e. the rooms and the manufacturer. The inventory lists 'pool' table(s), accessories. I will look again at the repair documents.

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #459 on: September 28, 2016, 10:23:33 AM »
Grand Dukesí Nursery on the 1st Floor of the Winter Palace

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/09/grand-dukes-nursery-on-1st-floor-of.html

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #460 on: September 29, 2016, 10:02:43 AM »
Unwanted Guests (creepy-crawlies) in the Winter Palace

I was surprised to read that Pat Nixon had a fly swatter in her sitting room closet as the White House is full of cluster flies!

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/09/unwanted-guests-creepy-crawlies-in.html

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #461 on: October 04, 2016, 10:15:31 AM »
Empress Alexandraís Wardrobe on 2nd Floor Mezzanine of the Winter Palace

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/10/empress-alexandras-wardrobe-on-2nd.html

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #462 on: October 04, 2016, 11:11:32 AM »
Absolutely riveting post about Alexandra's wardrobe, Joanna, and the senseless looting of it in 1917.  Has the wardrobe been put back in order and is it still there? 

Thank you for posting.

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #463 on: October 12, 2016, 09:01:16 AM »
Has the wardrobe been put back in order and is it still there?

The mezzanine and wardrobes are used today for storage as is Alexandra's bathroom. I have a photo of it the mezzanine today.

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #464 on: October 12, 2016, 09:27:36 AM »
Empress Alexandraís Wardrobe on 2nd Floor Mezzanine of the Winter Palace

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/10/empress-alexandras-wardrobe-on-2nd.html

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For the record, Empress Alexandra knew of the looting. In several letters from Tobolsk she asks friends about it, and whether or not they bought any of the gowns that were being sold. She also records that the mob destroyed the portraits of her parents.
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