The Cabinet of His (Her) Imperial Majesty in St. Petersburg

The Cabinet of His (Her) Imperial Majesty includes buildings of shopping areas, designed in the style of mature classicism by G. Quarenghi in St. Petersburg.

During the reign of Alexander I, his office was occupied by the Anichkov Palace on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Fontanka.

These additional two low 2-storey buildings by G. Quarenghi, resembling the letters P in plan, were expanded in 1811 by adding an extension from the side of the courtyard and transferred to the full jurisdiction of the Imperial Cabinet.

Until 1885, the facades of the building with columns of the “giant” Ionic order pierced wide arcades, through which a view of the Anichkov Palace opened. In 1885 the arcades were laid. From the side of the Fontanka to this day there is an open colonnade with a passage to the courtyard. Since 1937, the St. Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity (formerly the Leningrad Palace of Pioneers) has been located in the building.

The Cabinet of His (Her) Imperial Majesty was a Russian institution that was in charge of the personal property of the imperial family and dealt with some other issues in 1704-1917.

After the February revolution, in 1917, the cabinet was transferred to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Republic, liquidated on February 26, 1918.

Among other things, the enterprises serving the imperial palaces were transferred to the jurisdiction of the cabinet:

Imperial Porcelain Factory;
Imperial glass factory;
Imperial Tapestry Manufactory;
Peterhof Lapidary Factory;
Peterhof paper factory;
Tsarskoye Selo paper factory;
Tsarskoye Selo wallpaper factory;
Gornoshchitsky marble factory;
Kiev-Mezhigorsk faience factory;
Yekaterinburg cutting factory;
Vyborg Mirror Factory;
Peterhof and Ropsha paper mills;

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