THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Amber Room of the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century

THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Amber Room of the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century

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The Amber Room was designed in a baroque style by German sculptor Andreas Schlüter. Originally installed at Charlottenburg Palace for Prussian King Frederick William I, in 1716 this incredible work of art was gifted to Russian King Peter I to cement the Prussian/Russian alliance against Sweden.

The Amber Room was designed in a baroque style by German sculptor Andreas Schlüter. Originally installed at Charlottenburg Palace for Prussian King Frederick William I, in 1716 this incredible work of art was gifted to Russian King Peter I to cement the Prussian/Russian alliance against Sweden.

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RUSSIA : The "Amber Room" in the Catherine Palace, St.Petersburg,Russia,

RUSSIA : The "Amber Room" in the Catherine Palace, St.Petersburg,Russia,

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Double-Headed Eagle (amber frame detail) from the 'Amber Room'. Great site with history & photos on the Amber Room. via eng.tsar.ru

Double-Headed Eagle (amber frame detail) from the 'Amber Room'. Great site with history & photos on the Amber Room. via eng.tsar.ru

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Images of the Amber Room in Catherine Palace, one of the treasures of Imperial Russia.

Images of the Amber Room in Catherine Palace, one of the treasures of Imperial Russia.

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The original Amber Room in 1932 before it was looted and stolen by the Nazis during WWII, an act that sparked a 60-year-hunt for the missing Soviet treasures...

The original Amber Room in 1932 before it was looted and stolen by the Nazis during WWII, an act that sparked a 60-year-hunt for the missing Soviet treasures...

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Amber clock that was in The Amber Room in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo

Amber clock that was in The Amber Room in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo

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The Amber Room seen in all its glory in 1930 before it was stolen from the palace of Peter the Great in Soviet Russia by invading Nazi troops in 1941. Valued at around £250million in today's money is without doubt the single greatest piece of missing stolen art from World War II never to be found and has captivated treasure hunters ever since it was first plundered.

The Amber Room seen in all its glory in 1930 before it was stolen from the palace of Peter the Great in Soviet Russia by invading Nazi troops in 1941. Valued at around £250million in today's money is without doubt the single greatest piece of missing stolen art from World War II never to be found and has captivated treasure hunters ever since it was first plundered.

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