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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2006, 09:18:07 AM »
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That's all I've got. Enjoy!

BTW: I harvested most of these off the internet, trusting other folks' identifications to be correct. If you find a mistake, let me know, and I'll re-post a correction.
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2006, 10:31:01 AM »
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Large Library:


(Not part of NAOTMAA's private rooms)


If it wasn't part of their private rooms, what was it used for and by whom?

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2006, 11:19:41 AM »
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Large Library:


(Not part of NAOTMAA's private rooms)


This is a photo of the Great Library (#3 on plans) which is part of the Parade rooms of the palace. Information on the room and its use can be found on the main AP site at

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/biglibrary.html

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2006, 10:45:55 AM »
This was also taken in the playroom:


It gives a clearer shot of the railings just barely visible in the foreground of this photo:

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2006, 02:39:56 PM »
Alix's Formal Reception room, 1916


Thank you to Aliss Kande for this one!
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2006, 08:06:35 PM »
Sickroom:
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2006, 11:39:20 PM »
Hi:

The Grand Duchesses in the Formal Drawing Room picture are next to an instrument that looks like an organ....in fact, one can see the same instrument with the lid closed, and foot pedals clearly visible, in other pics.....I know someone has called this some kind of music box, but it sure looks like at least a two-manual organ, if not three. Anyone know for sure?

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2006, 11:52:49 PM »
I think that name of this instrument is klavikord ( I am sorry, only in russian)

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2006, 01:20:36 PM »
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2006, 03:47:54 PM »
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Hi:

The Grand Duchesses in the Formal Drawing Room picture are next to an instrument that looks like an organ....in fact, one can see the same instrument with the lid closed, and foot pedals clearly visible, in other pics.....I know someone has called this some kind of music box, but it sure looks like at least a two-manual organ, if not three. Anyone know for sure?

Mark


The correct spelling in english is clavichord.  ;) It's not a clavichord because it does not resemble one at all. A clavichord has no pedals and it basically a keyboard inserted into a table like base. In the article describing Alexandra's Formal Reception Room, Bob simply calls it a "grand piano." Grand pianos can have two or three pedals.
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2006, 04:38:17 PM »
But it looks to me like the instrument in the photo has two rows of keys, like an organ.
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2006, 06:43:32 PM »
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But it looks to me like the instrument in the photo has two rows of keys, like an organ.
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Oh! I didn't realize you posted a photo. According to the main article posted by Bob, there was an organ stand in the Formal Reception Room so there must have been an organ.....You're right though, I also see two sets of keys.

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2006, 09:20:58 PM »
That is an organ. Many organs do have two sets of keys. There is the precursor to the piano, called the Harpsichord which did also have two rows of keys, I've played one, but that in the photo is an organ.

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2006, 12:55:03 AM »
I've gone back and updated my original set of posts with 11 more pictures. You'll find new views of the Playroom, Imperial bedroom, Maple room, Mauve room, New Study, Pallisander room, and Working Study.
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2006, 04:38:42 PM »
The 'organ' in the Empress's Corner Salon is what was called an harmonium.   They could be either single or double manual and had stops like a pipe organ.   Its bellows were pumped by the two foot pedals.  

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