5 The Marble Room
ROOM 5: The marbled chamber has been undergoing a thorough restoration.
The work was carried out by highly specialized experts from Denmark, Germany and Italy.
The refurbishment was made possible thanks to support from The A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Foundation.
This room was originally the bedroom of Christian IV’s morganatic (left-hand) wife, Kirsten Munk. In 1668 Frederik III had the room furnished in a pompous Baroque style to celebrate Absolutism, introduced eight years before. Most of the exhibited items are from the same period.
The ceiling was given new stucco and the walls covered with imitation marble, probably by the Italian-born stucco worker, Francesco Bruno. The ceiling paintings also show putti, small, chubby, angelic child figures, carrying the Regalia; in the heart-shaped areas surrounding the paintings, the parts of the Danish coat-of-arms are shown.
Christian V, whose monogram is on one of the doors, used the Marble Room when in 1671 he bestowed the Order of Dannebrog for the very first time. Among the recipients were Griffenfeld and Cort Adeler.