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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #420 on: February 05, 2013, 12:14:13 PM »
Sorry for my bad english :(

  Thank you for the photographs.  Do not worry about your English. It is entirely clear.  Congratulations!   Regards,  AP.

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #421 on: February 05, 2013, 01:31:13 PM »

  Thank you for the photographs.  Do not worry about your English. It is entirely clear.  Congratulations!   Regards,  AP.

Thanks .

I notice that the two armchairs what I show are different from the Sanochka's armchairs picture ! :

Armchairs with TWO laurel wreathes :



Armchairs with THREE laurel wreathes :



There are two sorts of armchairs , like two sorts of sofa , and two sorts of table .

In the end , we have :

- 2 different sofas

- 2 sorts of armchairs ( 4 + 2 ) ( in France we call these armchairs : " bergères " )

- 6 chairs

- a square ( or rectangle ) table .

- a round pedestal table .

Localisation :

1 : the first sofa

2 : " big " armchair ( in the foreground , there are " little " armchairs )

3 : the rectangle table

4 : the legs of the round pedestal table

5 : the second sofa



6 : the first sofa ( circa 1920 ) :

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« Reply #422 on: February 05, 2013, 01:56:02 PM »
Details of the round pedestal table :





Details of the first sofa :





Details of a " little " armchair ( with 2 laurel wreathes ) :


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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #423 on: March 01, 2013, 01:50:48 AM »
This " Art Nouveau " ( Gallé ? ) tulip vase was present in the silver drawing room of Alexandra Feodorovna :



On the silver table , left :


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« Reply #424 on: January 06, 2014, 09:14:29 PM »
I'm reading a history book called "The Accession of Nicholas I," in which most of the narrative takes place at the Winter Palace. And I am trying to match up one of the rooms mentioned in the book with the floor plans of the palace that have been posted earlier in this (very old) thread.

The book describes an extraordinary meeting of the State Council in a room "near the dark corridor." At the time, it was apparently known as the Assembly Hall, where the council usually met during the reign of Alexander I.

 Nicholas I later used the space as a playroom for his children and put a large model of a ship in it, according to the book.

Any idea which room this would be?



 


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« Reply #425 on: January 07, 2014, 04:30:13 AM »
hope this helps....

« Last Edit: January 07, 2014, 04:32:37 AM by brnbg aka: liljones1968 »
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« Reply #426 on: January 07, 2014, 08:58:13 AM »
I'm reading a history book called "The Accession of Nicholas I," in which most of the narrative takes place at the Winter Palace. And I am trying to match up one of the rooms mentioned in the book with the floor plans of the palace that have been posted earlier in this (very old) thread.

The book describes an extraordinary meeting of the State Council in a room "near the dark corridor." At the time, it was apparently known as the Assembly Hall, where the council usually met during the reign of Alexander I.

 Nicholas I later used the space as a playroom for his children and put a large model of a ship in it, according to the book.

Any idea which room this would be?  


here's a better view....

-- the former dining room is the room under discussion....
(click on image for larger view)
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« Last Edit: January 07, 2014, 09:04:49 AM by brnbg aka: liljones1968 »
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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #427 on: January 07, 2014, 10:27:06 PM »


here's a better view....



This is very helpful. Thank you. I especially appreciate the labeled floor plan, which has already helped answer a few other questions. Thanks again.

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #428 on: January 08, 2014, 06:27:09 AM »


here's a better view....



This is very helpful. Thank you. I especially appreciate the labeled floor plan, which has already helped answer a few other questions. Thanks again.


incidentally, i should mention that, as you can see on my labeled plan, many rooms have several names -- as in:  "something/ something/ something" --  that's not because i wasn't sure, it was because rooms had different uses at different points in time.   i imagine you probably figured that out, but just in case, i wanted to clarify  :-)

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« Reply #429 on: September 03, 2015, 10:16:54 AM »
Not only does page nine of this book https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbookz.ru%2Fauthors%2Figor_-zimin%2Fzimnii-d_007%2F1-zimnii-d_007.html&edit-text=&act=url have lots of depictions of the rooms of nicholas and alexandra, the other pages have info on the history of the private apartments of just about everybody going back to the palace's construction, hope this can help some of you out with any even more obscure rooms

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« Reply #430 on: March 24, 2016, 09:55:44 PM »
I'm trying to track down any photos of Alexandra's study in the Winter Palace as part of my research on Faberge Eggs. In Faberge Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia it says that many of Alexandra's eggs were in this room. While I've seen photos of some eggs in the corner cabinet in her Maple Study at the Alexander Palace, I haven't seen any of the others that were kept in the Winter Palace. I assume no photos of the eggs in this location exist, but anything anyone could post or PM me would be hugely appreciated. Also, if you know of any other places they might have been kept, that would be helpful as well. Thanks!

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« Reply #431 on: June 18, 2016, 02:06:32 PM »
Hello Architect, no photo for you but there is an inventory made in 1909 of the Eggs in the Winter Palace. There were ten; AF fist nine Eggs in chrono sequence and the 1907 Egg.

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« Reply #432 on: June 29, 2016, 05:47:43 PM »
Yes, is this  the  "yellow dining room" ?  I wonder where this room was ?  It looks as if it had windows facing a small courtyard. Could anyone point out the room number perhaps on the floorplans ? It was obviously on the 1st floor ( second floor in America), premier etage ? The bomb was placed in the room beneath this one, so the blast came from below, but it must have been a very strong as the rest of the room is badly damaged. I dont think anyone would have survived.

The yellow dining room was #160 on the 2nd floor.

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/06/yellow-dining-room-160.html

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Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« Reply #433 on: July 08, 2016, 01:06:04 PM »
One of the 'hidden' internal staircases in the apartments of Nicholas & Alexandra:

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/07/hidden-internal-staircase.html

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« Reply #434 on: July 13, 2016, 09:40:11 AM »