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Imperial Russian Antiques / Re: Faberge Egg Cases
« on: March 03, 2016, 06:01:02 PM »
I believe the Coronation Egg has its Original Case....

It was in one of the media releases... an interview with the expert from Wartski's

Wartski's has confirmed that the buyer is not Russian. The egg has been identified as the third Imperial Egg (1887) an easter gift from Alexander III to Maria.

It would seem the palace still has some secrets to reveal ... I always wondered why there appeared to be no toilet in Nicky's bathroom

The company "Palace of Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich Romanov ," the same name owns a complex of buildings in St. Petersburg, plans to sell a cultural monument of federal significance. According to RIA Novosti , the owner of the object expects to gain 1.2 billion.
According to the company , the new owner will be able to create on the basis of the palace multifunctional complex with a boutique hotel , offices , a restaurant area , art gallery , historical and cultural component . He also noted that the buildings are in good condition.

Ltd. "The Palace of Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich Romanov " monument acquired in February 2011, the auction Petersburg Property Fund . For him, it paid the initial price in the amount of 520 million rubles.

It was reported that the tenant facility before December 25, 2049 is the " North- Western Financial Group ." The intention to resell the owner of the palace said in the beginning of 2012 .

Palace grandson of Nicholas I, Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich (also known as Little Michael's Palace ) was built in 1884-1891 under the project of Maximilian Mesmakher . The complex on the Admiralty Embankment includes the main building area of ​​over 5,000 square meters and a service wing ( 3135 " squares" )

The Russian Revolution / Re: World War I - Reassessing the Blame
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:51:38 PM »
I know for Nicholas the beginning of the war was a matter of honoring the treaties and obligations....the GIANT what if of this questions
What would have happened if he had halted or not mobilized

The Russian Revolution / Re: World War I - Reassessing the Blame
« on: October 26, 2013, 02:20:00 PM »
I think the chief contributing factors to WWI was the alliance system that was set up in previous years as well as the personalities of ALL the leaders involved

A Wonderful addition to the museum... I was trying to follow the news story and admittedly my Russian is not that good... I was curious about the watch.... I thought the lady said it was a gift from the Empress to Gilliard but I could be wrong can you clarify??

Imperial Russian Antiques / Re: Missing Faberge Eggs?
« on: September 22, 2013, 09:51:34 AM »
I especially like that the Resurrection Egg has been possibly identified as the surprise for the Renaissance Egg.... On the site there is a picture of the two fiting perfectly together 

Restoring a painting is not an easy process but the experts at Tsarskoe Selo are the best. Remember they have restored war damaged painting to the point where it is hard to tell... the painting of Catherine the Great in the Peterhof throne room is a classic example. It was in shreds and they managed to put it back together. Restoring this painting would be a cake walk compared to that task.

Awesome story thank you !!!

Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: Pavlovsk, the Palaces
« on: August 27, 2013, 11:19:06 PM »
I believe you could be right ... their was a polar bear in the Maple room.... Also I believe the white statue in the corner is also from the Maple Room (middle pic)

The Alexander Palace / Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« on: August 17, 2013, 08:55:30 PM »
The picture of the mezzanine and amazing!!!

Imperial Russian Antiques / Re: Faberge Colouring Book
« on: August 17, 2013, 08:52:04 PM »

Imperial Russian Antiques / Re: Faberge Colouring Book
« on: August 17, 2013, 08:50:58 PM »

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