The Oak Chamber

The Oak Chamber. Designed by R. Kuzmin (1850s). Water-colour by E. Hau, 1877 THE OAK CHAMBER of the Arsenal Block was noted for its integrity. The walls were covered with light-hued oak-wood wainscots and carved frames holding bright flower garland embroideries. The vaulted ceiling tinted to imitate oak-wood and ornamented with floral patterns matched perfectly the relatively small space. The carved consoles supported porcelain sculptural groups made in the mid-eighteenth century at the renowned Meissen factory.

The Arsenal Block Drawing Room

The Arsenal Block Drawing Room. Designed by R. Kuzmin (1850s). Water-colour by E. Hau, 1876 THE DRAWING ROOM on the ground floor of the Arsenal Block is splendid among other ceremonial and private apartments featured in the retrospect style. The Drawing Room was noted for its plafond moulded gilt ornamentation, 18th-century German landscapes, gilded bronze and the mid-nineteenth-century set of furniture by Petersburg cabinet-makers.

A. Elkina, N. Tretyakov

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