The ballroom in the Tauride Palace, one of the largest and certainly one of the most famous palaces in St Petersburg. It was commissioned by Prince Grigory Potemkin, designed by architect Ivan Starov and constructed between 1783-89. Its Palladian design went on to serve as a model for manor houses and public buildings the length and breadth of the empire. Shortly before his death in 1791, Potemkin hosted festivities and illuminations here on an unprecedented scale for his mistress (possibly his wife), the Empress Catherine II. She later acquired the palace as her summer 'townhouse' and over the years its fortunes rose and fell. In 1906 it became the home of Russia's first national parliament (Duma) and in 1917, immediately following the February revolution, it housed both the provisional government and the Petrograd soviet ... Since the 1990s, it has been home to the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS). #stpetersburg#saintpetersburg#tauridepalace#potemkin#catherinethegreat#palladian#palladianarchitecture#neoclassical#neoclassic#classical#classicism#classicalarchitecture#russianempire#romanov#russianrevolution#architecturephotography#royalpalace (courtesy?)
Check out the built-in 3/8" quirk detail on the inside edge of these Greek Revival style casing profiles/ KB117 (5-1/2") and KB116 (4-1/2").
These profiles are in-stock at three of our locations in NJ&NY, available for nationwide shipping.
This late Classical style was common in the US between 1820 and 1860. The architecture was inspired by new discoveries in Greece and our realization and association with their spirit of democracy. The mouldings in this period are plain and bold with little decoration. They feature flat faces in an effort to mimic stone and are often chosen by those looking for a modern, contemporary look.