A young Bertel Thorvaldsen created the Gala Hall’s two sculptures, which represent Euterpe and Terpsichore, respectively the Muses of music and dance in Greek mythology.

The two goddesses underline the room’s function as a banquet hall, which is also apparent from the dance frieze, and the vines which the console tables are decorated with. Bertel Thorvaldsen is the most well-known Danish sculptor, and lived most of his life in Rome and became a master of the neoclassical sculptural style. Because of his exceptional talent, Thorvaldsen became a pupil of Nicolai Abildgaard at a very young age, and in this way received the assignment in the Gala Hall.