Topic: Alexander I
The Alferaki Palace at Taganrog and Emperor Alexander I
The Alferaki Palace at Taganrog is the venue for the new exhibition, Emperor Alexander I, The Reign That Ended in Taganrog.
Its opening is timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 in which Russia, led by Alexander I defeated Napoleon's armies.
On display will be a collection of weapons and medals from the War of 1812, documents bearing the Russian Emperor's signature, and a unique collection of furniture, and objects of decorative art from Alexander I's palace at Taganrog. Also on display is a unique vase with the portrait of Alexander I, donated by his brother and successor, Emperor Nicholas I.
The Alferaki Palace is a beautiful example of the Russian Empire style. It was built in 1848 by the famous Russian architect Andrei Stakenschneider, for the merchant N.D. Alferaki.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 23 May, 2012