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Offline londo954

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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:
TOP SHELF
I think the one in teh centre is the Madonna Lily Egg
MIDDLE SHELF
Left-
Middle Uspensky Cathedral Egg
Right- Tsarevich Egg
BOTTOM SHELF
Left- Alexander Palace Egg
Middle- Standart Egg
Right-Rosebud Egg

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2005, 05:50:47 AM »
In the At Home with the Last Tsar and his Family exhibition catalogue, they show a picture of the Corner cabinet of the maple Room and identify the eggs as follows:
Top shelf:    
Colonade Egg

Middle Shelf:
Fifteenth Anniversary Egg
Uspensky Cathedral Egg
Tercentennary Egg

Bottom Shelf:
Alexander Palace Egg
Standart Egg
Tsarevich Egg

The picture is identified as having been taken in 1914, so I hope its the same one you're referrring to.
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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2005, 03:24:41 PM »
Thanks Bob thats the exact one I was referring too...I am pleased I was able to identify what I could...I completely forgot about the Colonnade Egg.
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P.S. Do we know which eggs were kept Where???

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2005, 04:09:15 PM »
I think the catalogue may have got the order wrong the middle shelf on the left looks like the Tsarevich Egg with the Tercentary egg below it !!!
(See picture on this site in THE MAPLE ROOM)

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 07:32:12 PM »
The subject of the locations of Alexandra's eggs is of great interest to me.

Was this cabinet where the Easter eggs of 1914-1916 were placed being that this picture was taken in 1914? Would there have been room for them in the Maple Room cabinet?

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 07:44:52 PM »
Is this the photo you mean?
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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006, 11:17:39 PM »
That couldn't be the one taken in 1914 Sarushka--the Kaulbachs supposed to be hanging next to the cabinet are gone, indicating that it is after the Revolution. In any case, that particular photo was taken in the 1930's.

Here is a closer view of the cabinet, allowing the viewer to see the spaciousness inside:

http://www.alexanderpalace.com/palace/images/maplecouch.jpg

I have seen a photo of Olga, Tatiana, and Marie sitting on the sofa in front of the cabinet when they were young girls (although I can't remember where) so perhaps this is the photo you are thinking of?


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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 08:29:53 AM »
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That couldn't be the one taken in 1914 Sarushka--the Kaulbachs supposed to be hanging next to the cabinet are gone, indicating that it is after the Revolution. In any case, that particular photo was taken in the 1930's.


Ortino is right -- the one I posted above is the photo from the main APTM site that londo was referring to. The photo from 1914 that BobG mentioned is this one:


I have a 600 dpi version as well (this one is 100 dpi). It's too large for ImageShack, so anyone who wants it, please PM me with your email address.
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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 10:12:32 AM »
When looking at the above picture, can anyone identify the other pictures on the walls, the one above Nicholas's portrait, and the two large, visible portraits on the other wall (not including the one I am assuming is the Tsarevich). Also, which portrait belongs to which Grand Duchess. I think that Marie has Anastasia below her next to the Becker portrait of Nicholas.

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2006, 12:49:43 PM »
Yes, Marie is on top, Anastasia below her next to the Becker portrait.

Interesting....I found another view of this area of the Maple Room and it seems that the Kaulbach of Anastasia is in a different place in both photos. In the one that Sarushka provided it is on the bottom left, below a sketch of Olga. There are two Kaulbach's apparently of Marie on the right wall. In this view, taken in the 1920's, Anastasia is on the right, below a Kaulbach of Marie. The left wall obviously is not visible. Perhaps I am just being silly, but is there any reason for this? Did the Imperial Family take all of the Kaulbachs with them into exile? Is it due to negligent caretakers of the palace after the Revolution?

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2006, 01:10:15 PM »
From what I have read, all four Kaulbach portraits of the Grand Duchesses accompanied the family into exile in Tobolsk. Afterward, they were returned to the Alexander Palace and sold by the Soviet Government. There is an interesting link on the Alexander Palace website that details the objects sent on from the palace to join the IF in Tobolsk.

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 01:36:40 PM »
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From what I have read, all four Kaulbach portraits of the Grand Duchesses accompanied the family into exile in Tobolsk. Afterward, they were returned to the Alexander Palace and sold by the Soviet Government. There is an interesting link on the Alexander Palace website that details the objects sent on from the palace to join the IF in Tobolsk.


I knew that they were later sold by the Soviet Government, but I wasn't sure if they took all of them to Tobolsk. It would certainly make sense it they did.

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 02:01:58 PM »
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I knew that they were later sold by the Soviet Government, but I wasn't sure if they took all of them to Tobolsk. It would certainly make sense it they did.

This is Alix's sitting room in Tobolsk. I believe the paintings on the left-hand walls are the Kaulbachs.
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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2006, 05:10:16 PM »
As usual, you are so helpful Sarushka.  ;) The smaller paintings on the left wall are indeed Kaulbachs, but I'm not positive about the large one on that same wall. The large piece on the right wall is also a Kaulbach sketch of Olga. I don't see the large one of Marie, but perhaps it is just on another wall.

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Re: Eggs in Maple Room Cabinet
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2006, 07:55:45 PM »
Yes, that was very helpful. Thank you for posting. Let me know if you have any more images of the mansion in Tobolsk.

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