The second mezzanine floor is home to the separate museum exhibition The english Residential Interior (19th-Early 20th Centuries). The main aim of the exhibition is to show the complex of objects that come together to form the furnishings of the interior. This includes furniture, works of decorative and applied art, sculptures and objects of everyday life dating from that period, without which it is impossible to imagine the residential interior. The exhibition also attempts to illustrate the stylistical evolution of the english interior over the entire course of the nineteenth century. The resulting exposition was created after a painstaking study of the wide iconographic material, archive documents and extensive memoir literature.
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YOUNG GIRL'S BEDROOM, 1850s-1860s
The Young Girl's Bedroom, 1850s-1860s (132 Kb)
The "Second Rococo" furnishings of an interior would often vary depending on the artistic tastes and financial possibilities of the owner. Rich aristocratic homes commonly had a room like the young girl's bedroom on exhibition here. The elegant gilt carved furniture, the bed with refined carved canopy and the beautiful light drapings impart the impression of luxury and splendor to the decor of the interior.
The bed with porcelain inset was made in Russia (designed by Vakhrameev, 1858). Porcelain vases stand on the consoles in front of the mirrors (Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, mid-19th century). There is an Aubusson rug on the floor (France, 1850s). There are paintings on the walls - the head of a girl (Winterhalter), a portrait of N. Koznakova (unknown artist), a portrait of a girl (Vionelli) and portraits of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlova and Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich (W. Hau).