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15 Christian VII’s Room

ROOM 15: This room, together with Frederik V’s Cabinet and Frederik VI’s Room, was designed in 1782 1784 for the Royal Coin Cabinet after drawings by Johannes Wiedewelt. The panels and portals originate from this time.

The room, therefore, constitutes an appropriate setting for the collections from the time of Christian VII, that is, the latest part of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. Because of the King’s mental illness, the kingdom was governed by others. From 1784 the Crown Prince, Frederik (VI) ruled the kingdom, therefore many of the items in this room are connected to him.

The exhibits show the influence of late 18th century Neo classicism, both the French style (Louis XVI), marked with straight lines and geometrical shapes, and the English Neo-classicist design.

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Objects in this room
1501. Frederik VI as a child. Pastel by H.P. Sturz, 1771, (Queen Caroline Mathilde’s confidant).
1502. Princess Louise Augusta as a child. Pastel by H.P. Sturz, 1771.
1503. Cabinet of rosewood and walnut, with inlays of mother of-pearl and coloured bone. Used for coins and bears Queen Juliane Marie’s monogram in bronze. On the cupboard is a lidded silver trophy with inlaid coins and patriotic inscriptions about the Danish-Norwegian invasion of Sweden in 1788.
1504. One of two vase candelabras delivered in 1790 to Christiansborg. After the palace fire of 1794 they were placed on the two guéridons procured 1794-95 for Christian VII’s palace at Amalienborg. The candelabras and the guéridons were delivered by C.J. Lillie.
1505. Christian VII; oval, painted by Jens Juel.
1506. Frederik VI when prince; oval, painted by Jens Juel.
1507. Caroline Mathilde. Oval, after Jens Juel, 1771.
1508. Gilded armchair with oval back. Made c. 1780. Designed by the architect G.E. Rosenberg.
1509. Crown Prince Frederik as a three year old. Wax bust by J.E. Bauert 1771.
1510. The Crown Prince’s playmate, Carl. Wax bust by J.E. Bauert.
1511. Christian VII in his coronation robes. Full-length, painted by Jens Juel, 1789.
1512. Frederik VI, oval painted by Jens Juel about 1784.
1513. Caroline Mathilde, oval, by Peder Als, c. 1767.
1514. Princess Louise Augusta, sister of Frederik VI, Duchess of Augustenborg. Oval, painted by Jens Juel about 1785.
1515. Gilded armchair with shield shaped back. Purchased 1790 for the Crown Prince Frederik (VI) at Christiansborg.
1516. Princess Marie Louise (1792-1793), painted by Jens Juel.
1517. Mahogany escritoire with intarsia, Denmark c. 1800. Was originally at Frederiksberg Palace, possibly as part of the new furnishings for Frederik VI after his wedding in 1790. On the escritoire is a punch bowl made by Royal Copenhagen depicting the Battle of Copenhagen, 2 April 1801. One of the 44 copies which Count Roepstorff had made as a present to the battle’s officers.
1518. Oval mahogany table with silver plate; the plate executed by the Court Goldsmith, Nicolai Jensen Lyderwahl 1796. On the table is a breakfast service made by the Royal Porcelain Manufactory for Heiress Presumptive Sophie Frederikkes birthday on 24 August 1783.
1519. Frederik VI as Prince in admiral’s uniform, oval. Copy; presumably painted by Hans Hansen after Jens Juel.
1520. Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke, with the Order of Christian VII: painted by Jens Juel.
1521. Queen Caroline Mathilde, painted after her death by Jens Juel.
1522. Mahogany dressing table, inlaid with flowers and figures in coloured wood and furnished with mechanical appliances. Signed: Made in the year 1793 and repaired 1816. Masterjoiner I. Pengel (Copenhagen). The inlay on the top made by David Roentgen.
1523. Frederik VI as Crown Prince and Marie Sophie Frederikke. Silhouettes, painted by Rothermundt.
1525. Grand Cross of the Greek Order of Our Saviour; presented to Christian VIII by King Otto of Greece.
1527. Grand Cross of the Spanish Marie Louise Order. Worn by Queen Caroline Amalie.
Frederik VI’s Foreign Decorations:
1528. Star and Chain of the French Order of the Holy Ghost.
1529. The Insignia and Star of the Order of the Westphalian Crown.
1530. Star and Insignia of the Order of the Dutch Union.
1531. Star and Insignia of the French Legion of Honour (from the time of Napoleon).
1532. Star and Insignia of the French Legion of Honour (after the fall of Napoleon).
1533. Christian VIII’s Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, Insignia and Star from the period of King Louis Philippe.
1534. Portrait of Prince Frederik, the Heir Presumptive; oval half-length painting by unknown artist.
1535. Automaton clock with carillon and organ, theater and waterfalls. On the pedestal the coat-of-arms and device of Christian VII. Attributed to James Cox, London in c. 1780.
1536. Man of war made by Danish prisoners of war in England after 1807, from the bones left on their plates; acquired by Frederik VI in 1810.
1537. Two covered vases with portraits of Frederik VI and Queen Marie after F.C. Grøger’s portraits 1809. The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory.
1538. Frederik VI’s travelling watch; in silver case, signed: J.H. Müller, Schleswig.
1539. Knitting bag. On the lock, a gold medal made on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Frederik, later Frederik VII, and Princess Vilhelmine 1828 by C. Jørgensen.
1540. Miniature edition of the Right of Citizenship Act; in silver binding with a crowned F. 1776.
1542. Gold locket with a few drops of the anointing oil. 31. July, 1815.
1543. Gold signet ring with portrait of Frederik VI.
1546. Rings made of the Landgrave Carl of Hesse’s metal, which was intended to render gold and silver superfluous.
1547. Lime hod and trowel of silver used by Frederik VI when laying the foundationstone of Vonsild Church in South Jutland, 1824.
1548. Paperweight with profile portrait of Frederik VI as an old man.
1549. Medal with Frederik VI’s portrait, by C. Christensen; stamped by the City of Copenhagen on the occasion of the King’s recovery, 1833.
1550. Box and other articles of the Landgrave Carl’s metal (see no. 1546), with Frederik VI’s and Queen Marie’s monogram.
1551. Portrait of Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke, cut in chalcedony by A. Jacobson; also an impression of the stone.
1552. Plaster of Paris impression of medal with Frederik VI’s portrait 1834, modelled by F.C. Krohn, for the 50 years’ jubilee.
1553. Frederik VI. Relief in gilt bronze, made by Leopold Heuberger during the Congress of Vienna, 1814.
1554. Semi-circular dressing-table of light mahogany with intarsia. On the top, the Danish coat-of-arms. Masterpiece by Jens Brøtterup, 1784.
1555. Queen Caroline Mathilde; pastel by Jens Juel.
1556. Christian VII: pastel by unknown artist.
1557. Prince Frederik, the Heir Presumptive, brother of Christian VII, father of Christian VIII, after Jens Juel.
1558. Queen Caroline Mathilde; full length with Prince Frederik (VI) on her lap. Gouache, painted in 1771 by Andreas Thornborg and sent to the Court with a plea for support.
1559. Christian VII: three quarter length, by Jens Juel.
1560. Table with green covering used by King Frederik VI in Council. From Amalienborg; made by the cabinet maker Hans Babe, 1803.
1561. Equestrian statuette, ivory, depicting Emperor Paul of Russia (1754-1801) as Grand Duke. Made by C.A. von Lücke.