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  Ladies-in-Waiting Room
The Room for the Ladies-in-waiting contains many specimens of first-class furniture, such as a sofa and armchairs of eighteenth-century Russian workmanship, upholstered in silk with a design of swans and pheasants, woven at the Lazarev textile factory near Moscow; a cylinder-top desk by David Roentgen; and an inlaid commode stamped J. Dautriche. Among the pictures are canvases by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Hubert Robert, Carle van Loo and other eighteenth-century painters.

Remarkable for their fine design are the bronze sconces by Pierre Gouthiere, as is also a clock with a scene from Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny's opera The Deserter, to which a musical box in a case of Karelian birch has been added by Russian craftsmen. The mechanism plays several airs from that opera, popular in the 'eighteenth century.



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