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Centre Table, Tula, Russia

Whilst most people in the 18th century made do with the light coming from the hearth, candles and rush lights, Empress Catherine illuminated her Winter Palace with a jewellery gallery. Today, we take a look with Accredited Lecturer Rosamund Bartlett at a treasure made of steel, silver, gilt copper, gilt brass, basswood. On display at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, USA


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Another very informative session thank you

Jill Allan Wed, 15/12/2021 - 23:26 Permalink

Thank you Rosamund for a fascinating talk I enjoyed it very much.

Doreen Barker Wed, 15/12/2021 - 20:21 Permalink

A fascinating and engaging talk, thank you! Such an unusual object and an intriguing glimpse into its history.

Anna Wed, 15/12/2021 - 18:27 Permalink

A beautiful piece of furniture - if only it could speak, what wonderful stories it could tell.

Christine Callow Wed, 15/12/2021 - 17:56 Permalink

Spassiba Rosamund! Rich layers of history!

Francesca Bratley Wed, 15/12/2021 - 16:03 Permalink

Fascinating talk - thank you

Anonymous Wed, 15/12/2021 - 15:47 Permalink

Another fascinating enjoyable lecture; Tula craft completely new to me; wonderful painstakingly beautiful works of art. Thank you

Margaret Haywood Wed, 15/12/2021 - 15:32 Permalink

Love the phrase Samovars to Tula! Enjoyed every minute of the talk and illustrations. Thank you.

Morvyth Seely Wed, 15/12/2021 - 12:48 Permalink

What a fascinating table, not pretty, but pretty awsome.

Sylvia mccann Wed, 15/12/2021 - 12:07 Permalink

Fun to do.

Amelia Cazalet Wed, 15/12/2021 - 11:34 Permalink