Polar bear skin

The polar bear skin under the round table is placed in the study of Frederik VIII as a symbol of Greenland, as there is a polar bear depicted in Greenland’s shield of arms. When the museum was opened to the public in 1994, the original skin was considered to be in such poor condition that it was not possible to use it for the study. A temporary replacement was found until Her Majesty the Queen in January 1995 presented the museum with the polar bear skin now seen in Frederik VIII’s study.