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Imperial Russian Antiques / Faberge Colouring Book
« on: August 17, 2013, 08:46:46 PM »
I began work on a new colouring book for kids on the Faberge eggs. I thought it would be a neat way to teach kids about Faberge and the royal family. Here is some examples. I used the timeline created on the meiks website as I think it is the best.

Imperial Russian Antiques / Missing Faberge Eggs?
« on: August 15, 2013, 12:13:24 AM »
Here is the link to an excellent site:
His research is excellent and he presents a timeline of the eggs including a recent discovery of some hitherto unknown eggs. He presents some interesting hypotheses including the believe that there were no eggs for 1904 and 1905. The most interesting discovery is the belief that the Resurrection Egg was in fact the surprise in the Renaissance Egg. The two were recently reunited at a Faberge exhibition and they fit perfectly. I am curious what others think. The interesting thing is all of Alexandra's eggs are accounted and the missing ones are for Marie... WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Russian Palace Architecture
« on: November 26, 2011, 06:05:38 PM »
I have been studying Russian art and architecture of the Imperial Period for 15 years and I have always found it fascinating how the Russians adopted the styles of the east but did not seek to copy. The different styles of decoration changed with each successive ruler but the basic design of the Palaces changed little from the beginning. Let me begin our discussion by putting forth the question:

Did the Russians copy western ideals or adapt them?

The Alexander Palace / Tsarskoe Selo Press Conference
« on: December 30, 2009, 12:51:38 AM »
Check out these pics of the press conference in the semi circular hall they have opened up access to the billiard room and access to Mountain Hall...
Is that Mountain Hall in one of the pics... forgive me if I m wrong on the terminology one of the pics looks like it was taken in the room that housed the children's slide

The Alexander Palace / Alexander palace color rooms
« on: April 06, 2006, 12:32:20 AM »
Everyone has been so active coloring pics of the royal family i decided to take a shot at someof the room s

The Alexander Palace / Alexander Palace Fold Art Model
« on: November 28, 2005, 01:09:06 PM »
Here is an example of a project I have been working on for many months. The iamge should be printed out on 8.5 x 11 inch card stock paper to give it rigidity to fold into the room. I have finsihed all of teh Imperial rooms and will post them if anyone is interested. All the rooms will go together to for a model of teh Palace as it was during the time of Nicholas and Alexandra.

The Alexander Palace / Where did the furnishings go ?
« on: November 07, 2005, 07:53:17 AM »
I am curious about the items currently displayed at the AP today. What happened to them in the intervening years between the war and when the palace was used as a msueum. Where they used by the military as decoration? Were they in storage at the palace? or at Pavlvosk? If so how did they get Pavlvosk to release them. More importantly if they belonged the Nicholas and Alexandra how were they kept from destruction?
And the paintings on display were they ever displayed elsewhere or were they kept at the Palace?

The Alexander Palace / THE WORKING STUDY
« on: July 24, 2005, 10:20:16 PM »
I have a question concerning the things on teh Tsars desk. On the pic of the desk posted on teh site, at teh far left corner there is a Faberge piece that looks remarkable like a barometer.
Is it the same peice that Appeared in the Book and exhibit Faberge in America.
Said iece is #74 a Barometer by Victor Arne made between 1896 and 1908.
These pieces look very similar.

The Alexander Palace / Pallisander Room
« on: July 11, 2005, 11:40:34 PM »
Does anyone know if the desk in teh Pallisander Room is the same one that was once in the Corner Drawing Room???
Also what happened to Alexandra's chest that she kpet her personal mementos in. It was by the door to the corridor in the Pallisander Room

The Alexander Palace / Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« on: July 08, 2005, 09:00:51 PM »
I have been studying the closeup photo of the corner cabinet of the Maple Room. I am interested whether there exists a list of the eggs that it shows or whether anyone concurs with me about what they are:
I think the one in teh centre is the Madonna Lily Egg
Middle Uspensky Cathedral Egg
Right- Tsarevich Egg
Left- Alexander Palace Egg
Middle- Standart Egg
Right-Rosebud Egg

The Alexander Palace / Alexander Palace Artist Conceptions
« on: December 17, 2004, 03:59:28 AM »
Just thought it would be interesting to start a thread to display artists conceptions of some of the interiors. I have a few that I have already posted. I will post more when I can get tinypics to work right LOL!!!

The Alexander Palace / 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.

The Alexander Palace / Alexander Palace interiors
« on: March 03, 2004, 11:31:58 AM »
Has anyone any information regarding the location of things from the Alexander Palace!!!!

Tsarskoe Selo Town / The English Palace
« on: February 18, 2004, 06:00:16 AM »
Does anyone have pics of the English Palace. The only pic I have ever seen is a prewar photo are there any of the interiors !!!!

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