In the first half of the 19th century the Antechamber was used as a study by Christian VIII. He and Queen Caroline Amalie were the first Royal Couple to reside in the palace, which was subsequently named after Christian VIII.
The Antechamber functions as an introductory and concluding room on the route around the museum. Here, amongst other things, are fine portraits of the first Royal Couple from the House of Glücksburg, Christian IX and Queen Louise, as well as 5 of their 6 children. Christian IX’s father, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderborg-Glücksburg, is also portrayed in the chamber.