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Nicholas II and Grand Duchess Maria with two officers at the Alexander Palace.

Nicholas II and Grand Duchess Maria with two officers at the Alexander Palace.

Images from the jewel book of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, currently up for auction at Bonham’s. 

Most of these pieces were dismantled and melted down by the Bolsheviks when they were found in a hidden room in the Yussupov Palace.

The Grand Duchesses under house arrest in the Alexander Palace park: 1917.

The Grand Duchesses under house arrest in the Alexander Palace park: 1917.

Nicholas II and Grand Duchesses Olga and Maria with guards in the Alexander Palace park under house arrest: 1917.

Nicholas II and Grand Duchesses Olga and Maria with guards in the Alexander Palace park under house arrest: 1917.

Nicholas II chopping and stacking wood with soldiers in the Alexander Palace park: 1917.

Nicholas II chopping and stacking wood with soldiers in the Alexander Palace park: 1917.

Nicholas II and some officers carrying wood that they chopped in the Alexander Palace park: 1917. 

Nicholas II and his children on the roof of the greenhouse at the Governor’s Mansion in Tobolsk: 1917.

Nicholas II and his children on the roof of the greenhouse at the Governor’s Mansion in Tobolsk: 1917.

Under house arrest at the Alexander Palace: 1917.

1. Nicholas II, Grand Duchesses Anastasia and Tatiana, Tatiana’s French bulldog Ortipo, and a guard

2. Grand Duchess Maria, Nicholas II, and Grand Duchess Olga with officers of the guard

3. Grand Duchesses Tatiana filling a watering can for the garden

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a large, good quality version of this pic before!

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a large, good quality version of this pic before!

Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Anastasia, and Olga: 1917.

Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Anastasia, and Olga: 1917.