Monday, 12 February 2018

Baron von Derviz Mansion - Fabergé Exhibition - in St. Petersburg

On Thursday March 7th 1902 Empress Alexandra and her sister Grand Duchess Elizabeth ‘went to organize a charity bazaar of Fabergé objects belonging to members of the family’. The exhibition opened the following Saturday in the von Derviz mansion on the English Embankment located near the Winter Palace.

Photograph (below) of the von Derviz mansion today

Photograph (below) of the English Embankment c1900 with the Winter Palace on the far left

Plans and photograph of the Salon (below) of the von Derviz mansion c1898

Photographs (below) of the Fabergé Exhibition on March 9th 1902

In 1903 the mansion was sold to Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich, the son of Grand Duke Vladimir and Maria Pavlovna.


  1. Wonderful! I'd seen the last three images, but not the others. Thank you.

  2. Thank you very much. I love the plans of the buildings.

  3. What I find concerning is the lack of privacy and security the palaces have as I notice they tend to front the street. how were the owners kept safe and private?