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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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BEDROOM, 1820s

The Bedroom,1820s (218 Kb)

The Bedroom. 1820s.The Bedroom is divided functionally into separate zones.

The poplar bed (Russia, 1820s) is finished with a screen of Karelian birchwood, the bedside posts are made in the form of pedestals. The poplar secretaire has an inset embroidered in silk with a cross on canvas (Russia, 1820s). There is a tea table with a tray (England, late 18th century) and on the table is a tea service (Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1805). Next to the windows is the corner of the bedroom that the mistress could use as her boudoir. A circular table covered with a tablecloth stands by the fireplace. On the fireplace is a gilt bronze clock (France, early 19th century) with bronze busts of the Emperor Alexander I and his wife Elizabeth along the side. There is an icon-case in the corner. The family icons were generally hung in the bedroom, and an icon-lamp would burn before the icon-case. The walls of the bedroom could be hung with landscapes, pictures on religious themes or portraits of members of the family.


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