Shawl "TILES ON WHITE" silk 135x135
The shawl pattern is inspired by the Kuskovo estate fireplaces and furnaces decor.
Design and production: Russia.
Size: 135x135 cm.
Material: 100% silk-twill.
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The Kuskovo estate is the 18th-century unique cultural monument, one of the earliest samples of the Russian summer country residences. The estate was built on a commission of counts Sheremetev and was intended for lavish entertainment events, populous theatrical performances and festivities. Its main construction, the palace, has entirely preserved original architectural features, as well as interior design and interior decoration. Halls and rooms are richly decorated with gypsum and papier-mâché elements, mirrors and gilding. The palace interiors are executed after the Classical architecture fashion with the notes of Pompey style. The palace heating system assumed arrangement of a fireplace or a furnace in each room. All of the fireplaces are gorgeously finished with ceramic plates, stucco moldings and tiles.
In our "Kuskovo Tiles" shawl we have combined art elements from the different furnaces of the palace in one fantasy composition. The panel picture located in the centre is executed in the old Roman style and patterned after a one-of-a-kind pearl of the palace, the tiled stove from the pictorial room. The stove is painted with the gentle-blue ornament and has preserved its brightness and original appearance until our days.