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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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STUDY, 1810s

The Study, 1810s (184 Kb)

The study, 1810s.The delicate tones of the painting on the walls imitate the striped wallpaper. The furniture of Karelian birchwood creates the cosy domestic atmosphere of the study of the master of the house. The writing desk and the armchair are made of poplar wood (estate workshops, Russia). On the table is a crystal writing set (Russia, early 19th century) and on the console is a clock in a Karelian birchwood and mahogany case (mechanism by Johnson's of London, England, early 19th century). The bust of a young satyr stands in the corner on a pedestal (Italy, early 19th century). The fireplace has a clock and porcelain vases (Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, early 19th century). Over the fireplace is a portrait of Emperor Alexander I by Vladimir Borovikovsky.



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