The Throne Hall

The Throne Hall. Designed by A. Rinaldi (parquetry) and V. Brenna (1790s). Water-colour by E. Hau, 1878 THE THRONE HALL is an ornate drawing room, almost square in plan, with a glazed door leading to a small balcony which commands a wide panorama of the park. The two-colour scheme of the walls, vault and the ceiling, the moulded decor with gilt patches and the gilt carved ornamentation of the door leaves are in perfect harmony with the parquetry inlaid after A. Rinaldi's sketch. V. Brenna adorned the walls with Gobelin tapestries Asia and Africa of The Cardinal Points series woven in the 1780s from the cartoons by Deporte at Jacob Neilson's workshop. Above the mantelpiece is a pink Gobelin tapestry Ceres of The Gods suite. These remarkable works of French hand-weaving art lend the interior an air of festive solemnity. In 1797 a chair of state was placed between the window and the glazed door. All the items of decor rescued during the Great Patriotic War have been reinstalled where they belong in the restored interior.
A. Elkina, N. Tretyakov

Gobelins tapestry «Asia» of «The Cardinal Points» seriesGobelins tapestry «Africa» of «The Cardinal Points» series

Main Page  •  Preview  •  The Antechamber. The Marble Dining Room  •  The Throne Hall.  •  Rinaldi's Communicating Room. The White Hall  •  The Picture Hall. The Crimson Drawing Room  •  The State Bedroom. The Dressing Room. The Green Corner Room  •  The Weapon Gallery. The Chesme Gallery. The Greek Gallery  •  The Late 18th-century Private Apartments  •  The Lower Dressing Room. The Lower Throne Hall. The Lower Chevalier Chamber  •  The Gothic Gallery. The Chinese Gallery  •  The Oak Chamber. The Arsenal Block Drawing Room  •  The Chinz Chambers  •  The Arsenal Block Drawing Room. The Arsenal Hall

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