Fragments of the interiors and exteriors of buildings

Ceramics was used in decoration of interiors and exteriors from ancient times. The greatest application of ceramics in architecture took place in modernist and neo-russian styles, which developed in late XIX — early XX centuries. Using ceramics in interiors gave high quality besides aesthetic effect, since ceramics was solid, weather-resisting and non-fading. It looked great combined with metal, wooden and even marble elements of constructions.

The fund has elements of ceramic facades of the buildings of Saint-Petersburg. These are the products of P.K. Vaulin’s and O.O.Geldvein’s ceramics workshops, the items from the buildings of architect N.N.Nikonov, etc.

Decorative ceramic panels of various forms were often placed in interiors. The fund displays ceramic panels made by artist A.N. Danov.

Doors appear to be the integral part of exteriors and interiors. The historical transformation of doors can be traced in Russian architecture. The Russian style was replaced by European baroque followed by rococo and classicism and gradually rounded into modern. The fund has many doors of late XIX — early XX centuries. The collection displays the doors of various styles and origin. The production of Meltzer’s workshop is of special interest.

← Back to section