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Friday, 20 May 2011
The Hall of Carriages from the Hermitage Collection
Topic: Winter Palace

The Hall of Carriages was created specially to house the Hermitage's remarkable collection of carriages. Here we find such interesting exhibits as the vis-a-vis carriage (circa 1761, Paris), which Ivan Betskoi presented to Catherine the Great, and the state carriage (master Ivan Yakovlev) made for the entrance of ladies-in-waiting to Moscow on the occasion of the coronation of Alexander II in 1856.

The collection is housed in the Art Storage and Restoration Centre of the State Hermitage Museum in Staraya Derevyna, St. Petersburg, and is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday.

© Hermitage Museum. 20 May, 2011


 


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 12:55 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 20 May 2011 1:00 PM EDT
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