Silver statuette of a woman riding in a ladies saddle, approximately 40 cm in height, beautifully manufactured with many details, probably from the 1870s.
If we are to judge by likeness and dress, the statuette probably represents Christian IX and Queen Louise’s eldest daughter, Princess Alexandra, who later became Queen of England. It is possible, however, that it depicts her younger sister, Empress Dagmar. Artist and date of production are unknown, but like so many other things in the study the statuette was presumably given to the King as a present.
Statuette of bronzed gypsum
The statuette of bronzed gypsym portrays king Frederik VI. The military dressing, that marks the king´s appearance on several paintings in this room, is also present with this artifact. The figurine is made in 1810 a time of a deep political crisis in Denmark-Norway in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars. The crisis culminateed with the state bankruptcy of 1813 and the loss of Norway the following year. Those years have been stamped by war and crisis and hence the king is dressed in the uniform of the Royal Life Guard and holds his left hand on the saber, seeking support from the weapon.
Empress of Russia from 1881. Daughter of Christian IX and Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Married in 1866 to the Russian Grand Duke and heir to the throne, Alexander III. During the revolution Dagmar managed to escape, first to England to her sister Queeen Alexandra. Later she came to Denmark where, together with Alexandra, she bought the villa Hvidøre.