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12 Christian VI’s Room

ROOM 12: This room was originally the bedchamber of Frederik IV’s sister, Sophie Hedevig. The walls are now decorated with tapestries depicting scenes from the life of Alexander the Great. They were brought as samples by the tapestry weaver, Bernt van der Eichen. He was summoned from Flanders in 1684 before receiving a commision for the tapestries illustrating the war feats of Christian V, which were hung in the Knights’ Hall.

The parquet floor in Christian VI’s room originates from Frederiksberg Palace; it was moved to Rosenborg around 1870. The ceiling painting, Flora, Distributing Blessing over Denmark, was painted by Benoît le Coffre. That was also moved from Frederiksberg Palace.

The exhibits in this room have a connection to Christian VI, and so they mainly date from the first part of the 18th century.

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Objects in this room
1200. Queen Sophie Magdalene. Three-quarter lenght, painted by Andreas Brünniche.
1201. Queen Sophie Magdalene’s lathe designed by D. de Thurah 1735-36.
1202. Ivory bust of Queen Sophie Magdalene; stands in a small temple, and is said to have been made by the Elector Wilhelm I of Hesse Cassel (1743-1821).
1203. Two gilt carved armchairs, upholstered with embroidered landscapes and flowers in petit point. Made c. 1745 in Paris or Copenhagen for A.G. Moltke’s Palace at Amalienborg.
1204. Silver gilt toilet set, with a crowned “L” presumably signifying Queen Louise, born Princess of England, later consort of Frederik V. Made in Augsburg about 1740 45 by Salomon Dreyer, Jacob Lutz, Gottlieb Mentzel, and other masters.
1205. Writing table of carved gilt wood. Made c. 1740 in Copenhagen from a design by L.-A. le Clerc?
1206. Sofa and stools. Whitepainted and gilded wood with carving and cartouches with painted motifs. Venice or South Germany c. 1740? Saved from the fire at Christiansborg Palace in 1794.
1207. White lacqered and gilt chest of drawers with pastoral landscapes. Potsdam c. 1750.
1209. Silver gilt toilet set, made in Augsburg, 1743 49, among others, by the masters, Joh. Martin Satzger, Abr. Winkler, J. G. Klosse, Joh.Nic. Spickermann. Bought by Christian VIII.
1210. Large cabinet with gilt, carved figures, and rich inlays showing Christian VI’s monogram and the various fields of the Danish coat-of-arms. Made in Copenhagen 1732 by Dietrich Schäffer.
1211. Christian VI. Small alabaster bust made by Jens Karleby in 1768.
1212. Christian VI with his family; presumably painted by Marcus Tuscher?
1213. Ivory reliefs by Magnus Berg (1666-1739).
1214. Silver model showing the landing-stage in Bergen, on the occasion of Christian VI’s visit in 1733. Made by the goldsmith Johannes Müller in Bergen 1734.
1215. Wall mirror of carved gilt wood. Made for Crown Prince Frederik (V’s) audience rooms in Prinsens Palais. Copenhagen c.1745 ?
1216. Console clock, signed: Pierre Leroy de la société des arts, France, around 1750.
1217. Chest of drawers made of walnut with bronze mounting, by C.J. Preisler in Copenhagen about 1740-43.
1218. Christian VI, full-length portrait, presumably painted by J.S. du Wahl.
1219. Portrait of Princess Charlotte Amalie, daughter of Frederik IV. Signed: P. Wichmann.
1220. Cameo with elephant and cross of dannebrog in table-cut diamonds, carved in jasper by Lorenz Natter in 1743.
1221. The order de l’Union parfaite, symbol of Christian VI’s and Queen Sophie Magdalene’s happy marriage, instituted by the Queen at their wedding anniversary in 1732.
1222. Two labels of parchment with inscription telling about the visit of Queen Sophie Magdalene at the silvermine in Kongsberg, 30 June 1733. Here the Queen, with her own hand won a piece of silver. The silverpiece has later disappeared.
1223. Silver plate with homage to Christian VI, from “most humble servant Thomes Thomesen” who found the silver himself at his farm in Nedenes Len, Norway. Presented to the King, when visiting Arendal, 23 August 1733.
1224. Scaramucchio, figure from the Italian commedia dell’arte. Ivory relief by Johann Christoph Ludwig Lücke.
1230. A Meissner porcelain plate with the page of an almanac showing the birthdays of Christian VI and Sophie Magdalene.
1231. Miniature cabinet of silver filigree with representations of the regalia. Made by Johannes Müller in Bergen, 1736, in commemoration of Christian VI’s and Sophie Magdalene’s visit to Norway in 1733.
1232. Silver trowel used by Christian VI when laying the foundation-stone of Christiansborg Palace on 21st April 1733. Later used by Frederik VII when laying the foundation-stone of St. John’s Church in Nørrebro on 20th June 1856.
1233. Carriage clock of silver with Christian VI’s monogram. Made by Peder Nøttestad in Christiania (Oslo) 1740.
1240. Christian VI. Half length, painted by J.S. du Wahl.