Monday, 16 April 2018
Study/Bedroom in the Winter Palace – Part 2
In my previous post, I quoted from Nicholas I's memoir that the ‘alcove is extremely narrow and decorated with columns of artificial marble. I had not slept in the bed there since I found that it was too hot from the two stoves in the corners. There were two sofas and two cabinets in the alcove. On the right side was a small door that led to the toilet’.
I was amazed to discover that Getty has uploaded a photograph (below) from 1917 of the alcove that shows the small door open in front of the stove.