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Offline Greg_King

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Re: Derzhava (1871)
« on: September 29, 2004, 07:35:25 AM »
A bit more on “Derzhava:” Commissioned in 1866 for Alexander II, it was another paddle-wheel steamer, with twin (initially) black (later buff) funnels and an extended bowsprit encrusted with a gilded, double-headed eagle.  The ship contained two principal decks.  The first was given over to the public rooms and the apartments of the Imperial Family, all designed by Ippolit Monighetti.  His interiors aboard the yacht were notable for their heavy, ponderous woodwork, beamed ceilings, and massive walnut and mahogany furniture in the neo-Renaissance style.  Ornaments included raised beading, carved wainscot, and stamped and pierced bronze lamps; he also designed the new china service for the yacht, a bold combination of green, black, gold, and blue, woven together in geometric designs and incorporating ropes and anchors painted along the rims.

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Re: Derzhava (1871)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2004, 07:38:41 AM »
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Below a painting of Derzhava

...and from the aft:


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Re: Derzhava (1871)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 12:05:54 PM »
 The first was given over to the public rooms and the apartments of the Imperial Family, all designed by Ippolit Monighetti.  His interiors aboard the yacht were notable for their heavy, ponderous woodwork, beamed ceilings, and massive walnut and mahogany furniture in the neo-Renaissance style.

A rare photo of the interior designed by Monighetti



And Derzhava herself


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Re: Derzhava (1871)
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2006, 10:52:02 AM »