The first elements of the room were made fifteen years before in came to Russia. It was designed by German sculptor Andreas Schlüter, who worked in a baroque style, and when the whole creation was ready, the panels were installed at Charlottenburg Palace, where Friedrich I lived. When Peter I was visiting the palace, he loved the yellow room, and very soon got it as a gift. For this the Russian Emperor gave him 55 giant grenadiers from his army.

The Amber Room in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg is a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors.

The Amber Room. Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia.

The Amber Room.

Of course, lots of amber couldn’t just melt. Many researchers believe that it was stolen then hidden somewhere or even sold to private collections. Some of them even say that Joseph Stalin had another Amber Room and installed fake panels at the palace, from where Germans took them. Some parts of the Room were found in Germany, but the seller didn’t know the origin of the item, as he inherited it from his father, a soldier.

Of course, lots of amber couldn’t just melt. Many researchers believe that it was stolen then hidden somewhere or even sold to private collections. Some of them even say that Joseph Stalin had another Amber Room and installed fake panels at the palace, from where Germans took them. Some parts of the Room were found in Germany, but the seller didn’t know the origin of the item, as he inherited it from his father, a soldier.

The Amber Room or the Amber Chamber - Regarded as the 8th wonder of the world before it was pillaged by Nazi's. Restored in 2003.

The Amber Room, Russia. Or the Amber Chamber - Regarded as the wonder of the world before it was pillaged by Nazi's. Restored in

Catherine The Great's Amber Room... well the recreation at least. Amazing. St. Petersburg, Russia

Amber Room: Catherine the great

This art piece was one of the most precious items in the emperor collection, and of course, it couldn’t avoid greedy eyes of those who wanted to take it for personal use. Germans believed that it was totally theirs and yet before WWII began, Hitler aimed at the Amber Room as well as many other art treasures.

This art piece was one of the most precious items in the emperor collection. Germans believed that it was totally theirs and yet before WWII began, Hitler aimed at and stole the Amber Room contents as well as many other art treasures.

The Amber Room, Catherine Palace, Russia consisted of thousands of panels of Baltic Amber set with diamonds and other precious gems backed with gold. The panels were stolen by the Nazis in WW2

(stolen - p.) The Amber Room, Catherine Palace, Russia consisted of thousands of panels of Baltic Amber set with diamonds and other presious gems backed with gold. The panels were stolen by the Nazis in and to this day have never been found

The Hermitage Museum, formerly the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Hermitage Museum, formerly the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia Venez profitez de la Réunion !

Gilded Dining Room, Catherine Palace (Tzarskoje Selo) Pushkin, Russia

Gilded Dining Room, Catherine Palace (Tzarskoje Selo) Pushkin, Russia

Pannel in Amber Room at Katharine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Panel in Amber Room inside Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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