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Offline londo954

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Re: Lyons Hall
« on: June 15, 2004, 10:10:41 PM »
The lyons Drawing Room was part of Cameron's Fifth Apartment at the Catherine Palace used by the Empress Catherine during the last years of her life. I understand it has been partially restored and is in the process of being restored along with the Chinese Hall next to it.

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Re: Lyons Hall
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004, 10:49:36 PM »
Hello Londo954,

Last summer in the Catherine palace the curator let me see the work that was being carried in Rastrelliīs antechambers. The rooms beyond, including Arabesque, Lyon, Chinese hall and all those used by Catherine were untouched since the war. The curator told me they had only bare walls and nothing remaining.
However, there are a lot of things and furniture belonging to these rooms preserved and exhibited in the museum.

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Re: Lyons Hall
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2004, 02:43:02 AM »
Alexandra used some furniture from the  CHinese Hall at the ALexander Palace I believe ;)

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Re: Lyons Hall
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2004, 02:05:17 PM »
The Chinese hallīs suite of furniture was especially done for that room and was indeed very charasteristical. Iīve never seen any of those chairs in the old photographs of the Alexander palace.

However, Alexandra used a famous suite of furniture from the Arabesque hall in the Portrait hall of the Alexander palace, you can see one of Jacobīs chairs in  Bobīs page on that room.

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Re: Lyons Hall
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2004, 03:56:11 AM »
Sorry for my original typo of Lyon"s" in the amber room link... surely we are all allowed the occasional mistake ! ;)
Thanks to Joanna for the link to the catherine palace site. The position on the plan is correct, but the picture is of another cameron room ... I think it is the blue formal dining room in his other set of apartments that have been restored.

The Lyon drawing room had yellow lyon silk walls with mother of pearl inlaid floor and doors. Hope this is some help .

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Re: Lyons Hall
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2004, 11:48:19 AM »
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Now I am confused !!!! I had always understood it to be spelled Lyon for the city in France no and that is how I pronounce it. And I do not know what Lyons or Lyon is to mean in English?  
Joanna


"Lyons" is an English surname. However, the French city Lyon is often spelled "Lyons" in English - or at least in England - so I guess that's why the authors of the amber room book have preferred that form...Very confusing though!

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Re: Lyons Hall
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2004, 11:58:37 AM »
Lyon(s): the city in France : "Lee-ohn"
         English surname : "Lion"(s)

Lyon is the middle english spelling of the modern word Lion, from the French word of same meaning.