Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

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

121
11

Palace Square (Дворцовая площадь)

14
1

The Amber Room, Catherine Palace, Russia consisted of thousands of panels of Baltic Amber set with diamonds and other presious gems backed with gold. Lost during WW2 and to this day have never been found

13
1

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.

1

Petrodvorets The Summer Palace Saint Petersburg Russia (via Inside The Summer Palace photo - Mike Hale photos at pbase.com)

7
2

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.

6

Catherine Palace- The Amber Room. The Amber Room in the Ekaterininsky palace in the city of Tsarskoe Selo near St. Petersburg, Russia

8
1