Porcelain Hall

The room represents a “porcelain cabinet” of the XVIII century. Such cabinets for storage and display of precious porcelain items were the object of a supreme prestige. The biggest porcelain cabinet in Europe was created for Elizabeth, the Russian Empress, by Rastrelli, the great architect. The room takes us to the times of pan-European obsession with porcelain when even furniture was made of this expensive material. Far Eastern porcelain with blue cobalt painting is displayed on the hall gilded consoles and ledges. The shelves of the functioning fireplaces made of porcelain bisque in Moscow are decorated with wedgewood style plaquettes and rest on the caryatidic figures of the Chinese. The empire-style chandeliers made of bronze with cobalt glass were made in St. Petersburg.