The Pompeian Chamber

This room is included in the special exhibition Frederik X: King of Tomorrow until 8 September 2024. Therefore, you will not be able to see the room in the state that is described on this page until autumn/winter 2024.

The Pompeian Chamber was used as a bedroom by Hereditary Prince Frederik and by both of Christian VIII’s wives, Princess Charlotte Frederikke and Queen Caroline Amalie.

The room gained its current decoration as a result of Prince Christian (VIII) and Princess Caroline Amalie’s travels in Italy, on which they saw the excavations of Pompeii. On the background of this the couple in 1836 had the decorative painters G.C. Hilker, H. Eddelien, and C. Købke decorate the bedroom in Pompeian style, which became a widespread stylistic phenomenon in Europe.

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