Neoclassical And Art Deco Features In Two Luxurious Interiors
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Spiral columns in Ravello cathedral. These spiral columns, decorated with mosaics, support the Pulpit of the Gospels in the Duomo of Ravello (near Amalfi, Italy). The pulpit was created in 1272 by Nicolo di Bartolomeo.
Rare Russian Imperial Diamond Maid of Honor Decoration. Karl Hahn, 1896-1911, the reign of Nikolay II. Like Fabergé, Hahn was an important supplier to the Russian Imperial Court who also had the title of Court Jeweler. Recipients of these diamond ciphers were young unmarried women of aristocratic background chosen by both the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna & Dowager Empress Marie). Worn on ceremonial occasions w/a court dress in traditional Old Russian style.
Russian Imperial Diamond Maid of Honor Decoration by Karl Hahn, Designed as the conjoined initials M A for Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna and Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, below a Romanov Crown set with diamonds, the scrolling terminals set with sapphires