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|| The Peter the Great (Small Throne) Room was created
in 1833 by Auguste Montferrand and restored after the 1837 fire by
Vasily Stasov. The room is dedicated to the memory of Peter the Great
- its decoration features the Emperor's monogram (two Latin letters
P), double-headed eagles and crowns. In a niche that is designed like
a triumphal arch is a painting of Peter I with Minerva. Set
into the upper parts of the walls are paintings (by Pietro Scotti
and Barnaba Medici) depicting Peter in major battles of the Northern
War. The throne was made in St Petersburg in the late 18th century.
The room is embellished with panels of Lyons velvet embroidered with
silver thread and silver articles by St Petersburg craftsmen.