Golden Enfilade of state rooms includes the antechambers, leading up to the Great Hall. In one of the antechambers, as seen here, a multi-tiered ceramic tile stove with cobalt ornament (Dutch cobalt painted tiles), miniature columns and niches is a unique decoration in the interior as well as an original heating device. Heating stoves like this, created to Rastrelliís designs, were an inseparable part of all the state rooms in the main suite of the palace.
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Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-03-05 9:53
Another beautiful capture of the interior here, and great to include those most unusual blue pieces. They look to my eyes almost as if what we would get if a fine china vase collided with a piece of wonderful Indian palace architecture (i'm possibly overthinking that!!). Again, gorgeous light too. Thanks for sharing these, I am really enjoying learning about this wonderful place through your gallery.
All the best
PoorColdBoy (685) 2013-03-05 9:57
I saw your photo thumbnail in TE, and was immediately drawn to it. When I opened it to see the full size, my jaw dropped. This must be about the most beautiful interior I've ver seen. The contrast of the blue and gold is striking, and you captured the magnificent detail of the artistry. Excellent job, keep up the good work.
fritzi007 (7580) 2013-03-22 6:53
an absolute work of art, very good comment, congratulations!