Graf Shuvalov
Avatar: Andrei Petrovich Shuvalov
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Main Account Name: Delos Helstein

An old member of the historical community, noted historical SL architect, and interior designer. I also have a separate account, AndreJacquemin Resident, whose a renown court jeweler to the historical community.

Owner of Ancient Regime, a consolidated merger of 'Delosian Designs' by Delos Helstein, and 'Joyaux de Jacquemin' by Andrejacquemin Resident. Both accounts and belong to me.

Delosian Designs

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/86972

Joyaux de Jacquemin

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/133653

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Graf Andrei Petrovich Shuvalov

Family

Son of Graf Pyotr Ivanovich Shuvalov, Statesman and Field Marshal of the Imperial Russian Empire, founder of Izhevsk, recipient of the Order of St. Andrew and Mavra Yegorovna Shuvalov, née Shepeleva, a close friend and favorite of Czarina Elizabeth.

Nephew of Graf Aleksander Ivanovich Shuvalov, Chamberlain of Czarina Elizabeth, Field Marshal of the Imperial Russian Empire, head of the Secret Chancellery. Recipient of the Order of St. Andrew.

Once-removed nephew of Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, favorite and companion to Czarina Elizabeth, titular general, Minister of Education and founder of the Academy of Arts in Russia. Lastly Grand Chamberlain to Czarina Catherine II. Recipient of the Order of St. Andrew and Order of St. Alexander Nevsky.

Husband to Grafiyna Ekaterina Petrovna Shuvalova née Saltykova, Ober-Hofmeisterin ( Chief Lady-in-waiting ), and favorite to Czarina Catherine II. Recipient of the Order of Saint Catherine. Father of Praskovya Andreïevna Shuvalova, Pyotr Andreïevich Shuvalov, Alexandra Andreïevna Shuvalova, and Pavel Andreïevich Shuvalov.

Residences

Despite several estates scattered across the empire, the family spends most of their time between the following:

Pargolovo Estate, located outside the capital of Saint Petersburg in Vyborgsky. The manor and lands ( Shuvalovsky Park ) were a gift from Czarina Elizabeth in 1746. The palace was erected by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli.

Pyotr Shuvalov Palace (currently the Moika Palace), located on the Moika River in the capital city of Saint Petersburg, on lands acquired from Tsarevna Praskovya Ivanovna of Russia in the 1740s.

Career

He was a titular Chamberlain of Czarina Catherine II from 1761 until his appointment as Director of the Moscow and St. Petersburg Bank Association in 1768. Prospering as director, he was later entrusted to be the director of the Stone Development of St. Petersburg and Moscow, the trellis factor in St. Petersburg. By 1783, he became the Marshal of the Nobility of the St. Petersburg Province and later Privy Councilor.

Avocations

Member of the free economic society, friend and of Voltaire, an admirer of the enlightenment. An amateur poet and writer, the Graf was a man of letters who corresponded with the likes of James Boswell . Keen on traveling and touring, he visited Europe twice, from 1762 to 1766 and again from 1776 to 1781. Much like his uncle, Graf Shuvalov was a patron of the arts, collecting works and items from his visits to Rome, Paris, and London.

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Comments

Madame Desireme Fallen
07 Apr 2011 02:56:41PM @madame-desireme-fallen:
Winks atthe Conte Bon....Welcome to the Ning!!!
Contessa Elena Marina Foscari
23 Apr 2011 07:05:40PM @contessa-elena-marina-foscari:

Caro Conte, It was a pleasure to meet you again, it is always a pleasure to meet a fellow Venetian. I believe my father may be friends with yours, he has certainly mentioned your family.

You must visit us at our "Villa" in Torbiato if you are travelling through Lombardy. We are staying there until "La Malcontenta" is repaired after the awful Floods we had this Summer. I do hope your properties were not too badly damaged.

I look forwards to our next meeting.


Contessa Elena Marina Foscari
23 Apr 2011 07:08:45PM @contessa-elena-marina-foscari:
....I believe we may meet soon,. there is a Ball at the residence of a fellow Venetian, who has opened his Palazzo for the season....
Lord Myron de Verne
24 Apr 2011 01:15:50PM @lord-myron-de-verne:

It was a pleasure tobe introduced toyou at the Spring Ball, Milord! I appreciated how you are'galant' to the Ladies, and ' courtois' to the Gentlemen, and I look forward to meeting you again soon!


Conte Myron di Loredan
18 May 2011 07:34:00PM @conte-myron-di-loredan:

My sincere congratulations to your new title and nationality Your Highness! Venezia lost a Conte but Versailles won a Prince in every respect! I wish you health and good fortune!

Conte Myron di Loredan