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.