Gallery Seven:
The Imperial Court

In this long gallery, you can just imagine rows of courtiers lining the hall, every face turned toward the throne. Along the right wall notice a row of cases. One contains a two-handled cup. The cover is topped with a pineapple-shaped finial. This was a gift from Britain's King Edward VII. Members of the Russian royal family were required to marry nobility, but not necessarily from Russia. By the end of the 19th century, almost all of the royal families of Great Britain and Europe were interrelated. Before we move on, notice some of the other treasures. You see the plate and salt cellar, used in a traditional ceremony of welcome.

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