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The Palace Rooms:

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The Ante-RoomThe Ante-Room was the first chamber after ascending the staircase leading to the chapel a floor below and the entrance to the southern wing of the palace from Sadovaya Street. The ceiling originally had a painted design and twenty four pictures hung in gilt frames on the walls. The furnishings were "five wicker chairs which were used in the garden". The Ante-Room was also altered during the organization of the Museum of Antiquities. In 1872, twelve marble plaques with Turkish inscriptions and ornamental designs were mounted in its walls. These plaques had been removed from the fortress of Varna in memory of its capture on 29 September 1828. Originally in the Winter Palace, they were transferred to Pavlovsk in 1840 and placed in the Voliere pavilion m the park. When the first rooms to be restored after the war were reopened in 1957, the plaques were covered by screens and the walls were hung with pictures, in correspondence with the original concept.

Between 1973 and 1993, the Ante-Room was used to hold an exhibition detailing the restoration of the palace.


© Pavlovsk, 1999-2006