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  Bedroom
The Bedroom, one of the daintiest apartments in the private suite of the Empress Maria Feodorovna, was decorated in 1805 from the sketches of Andrey Voronikhin.

Polychrome painting is the principal feature of the decor: garlands - of wild and garden flowers and clusters of lilacs-are set off by the white stucco facing of the walls; the ceiling is painted to resemble a blue sky with tiny gold stars in it. The painting was done by Giovanni Scotti from the sketches of Voronikhin. The fireplaces faced with green Kalkan jasper were made from Voronikhin's designs at the Ekaterinburg Stone Works.

The set of furniture with carved decorations painted black, comprising a sofa which was used as a bed, armchairs, and stools of antique shape, was made in the workshop of Friedrich Hagemann, a St Petersburg cabinet-maker. The room also contains a cabinet and small tables from the workshop of Heinrich Gambs, and some excellent examples of French furniture, such as a console table trimmed with bronze, by Pierre Thomire, and the chests of drawers from the workshop of Dominique Daguerre.



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