Mes Beaux-Arts

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Bartolomeo Fracesco Rastrelli (designer). The Great Hall of the Catherine Palace. ca. 1752-1756.
The ceiling painting (composed of three paintings): Giuseppe Valeriani. The Triumph of Russia. 18th century; the parquet floor with star-shaped diverging rays, made after a sketch by Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli using light and tinted oak, maple and walnut; gilded wood carving, depicting putti, “seated ladies”, interlacing ornaments, cartouches, and rocailles, 
The Catherine Palace. Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Russia.
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