Gold chalice with enamelled painting.
On the cup the eight virtues, inside eight symbols with references from the Sermon on the Mount Sinai, and the bottom contains an angel conquering death. At the bottom half of the chalice one can find flowers as well as the signature of Georg Strauch, 1648.
This year along with the symblic religious messages could refer to the truce of the 30 years war. Alternatively it might have been crafted for the coronation of Frederik III which took place the same year. Strauch was considered one of the best enamel-craftsmen, and this chalice represents the latest fashion especially recognizable for instance by the flowers.
Bust of Frederik III
Wax bust of Frederik III. The cabinet of curiosities contained waxworks of several of the members of the royal family. The custom is also found in other royal courts. They were usually made after a life or death mask, but the king’s was modelled by Louis-Augustin le Clerc in Copenhagen in 1751, many years after the king’s death. The two sedan chair-like lockers were made by Dietrich Schäfer in 1751-52.