I n the middle of the restaurant, there is a rotunda, which dominates two floors, and into which the doors of the event halls open. The gilt moldings curls on the dome made to remind the sky with white clouds form ornamental battens converging to the center with a chandelier à la Louis XIV made in St. Petersburg of gilt iron with rock crystal, quartz and amethysts pendants from the Urals, Brazil and Madagascar.
The wall panels framed by fancy baroque stucco were painted with courteous pictures on which the habitants of fantastic China are dancing and talking to each other. Carvings and ornamental paintings made in the style of Boucher and Fragonard have been elaborately distressed, so the ravages of time on the wood and cracks on the paint layer contribute to the illusion of antiquity. The fireplaces in the style of French Regency and Louis XVI on the first floor were made in Italy.
One clock on the mantelpiece is encased in cloisonne (cloisonne enamel), the other one, the “Chinese Orchestra”, is a museum specimen made after the drawing by Boucher. The longcase lacquer clock on the second floor is an old English imitation of a Chinese work. The vases on the second floor ledge imitating Chinese porcelain are made of papier-mache and were painted by the artists of the Bolshoi Theater. (Another example of such forgery which was appreciated even more than real marble vases can be found in the lobby of the Kuskovo Palace Museum). Among the vases, there are wood figures of monkeys playing music made in the style of Turinese craftsmen of the XVIII century.