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Living room in a merchant's house
Living room in Ikutski Home late XIX - early XX centuries has traditionally
Seen the most spacious room in the house and was a hjnd of halfmari of the family.
In this room, the hosts meet guests, whether it is a private or business visit.
Squired reason for the visit - Christmas, New Year, Easter. Here there were
various family celepations and festivities.
Interior room is traditionally included various types of sofas, tables and
comfortable chairs. Standing in the living room furniture set in darh^wood,
covered with red tapestry with bhc^pattem (beginning of XXcentury), came from
Decor faring room hadplenty of family abundance. So sometimes more room resembles
an exhibition had, faring room than usual (Porcelain figurines (delivery from
Qachif^ ES, SchastGvtseva MS, Tomilov Aty pictures on the wads, lots of flowers,
including artificial were a common faring room decoration.
Inhabitant loved music. Central place in the faring room tah$s piano, made
in the late XIX century Irfyitsl^ master cf (jerman origin Otto Hesse (delivery
from <Rgcha VH) with a rotating chair (deliveryfrom Andreeva TH)t Ear faring
a typical early XX century was the presence of such musical arrangements as
gramophone (deliveryfrom Aleshin M.) The faring room had enough space for dancing.
Favorite pastime during visits, for both men and women, was a card game. In
a comer of the faring room is a card table with cards, candles, four chairs.
Ompe - vintage card game. Table ompe usually folding, covered with green baize,
generally faring late XlX-early XX centuries were characterized by a variety
cf lightweight design tables for tea or playing cards: siding, folding, with
wings, concealed drawers etc.
Since the mid-XIX century Irkutsk became the center of Rjissian-Chinese trade.
Therefore, in the faring room are interior, with a distinct oriental style furniture
made of bamboo (delivery from Xlfiov KM) ondjewelry made cf porcelain, paper,
Longstanding photos on the walls, depicting the former owner of the house,
his family members andfriends, in a demonstration of a side show ofpictures
of the old family portraits and Irritants, residents, soft-sounding music performed
idols faring Irritants late XIX - earfy XX centuries - it animates all nonresident
uil space now.