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Made by: William J. Erbe Company

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room

About this object

The flooring represents a Russian imperial double-headed eagle with an eight sided panel in parquetry. It wears the Cleft crown of the Romanovs. On the breast is the chain of the Order of St. Andrew and St. George and the Dragon. On the raised outspread wings six shields of coats of arms: on the left, basilisk-Kazan, eagle with one head-Chernogov, double headed eagle with cross on shield-Novgorod-Volinski, on right, crown and sword-Astrakhan, cornucopia and caduceus-Kharkov, crossed anchors and sceptre-St. Petersburg. Held by talons of eagle, the orb and sceptre of the imperial regalia, the latter topped by the Orlov diamond, here in mother of pearl.

architectural elements
Object name:
Made from:
Marquetry -- mother of pearl
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
160 cm (63 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS Russian Imperial coat of arms
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973