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53: The Gold Drawing-room    
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Detail of the interior. The fireplace with a mosaic panel: The Ruins of Paestum
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Detail of the ceiling
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This interior in the apartments of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the wife of Alexander II, was created by the architect Alexander Briullov in 1838-41. The ceiling is decorated with gilded mouldings. In the 1840s the room was refurbished by Andrei Stakenschneider. The décor is completed by a marble fireplace with jasper columns that is embellished by a bas-relief and a mosaic picture (by Etienne Moderni), gilded doors and a magnificent parquet floor.



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