6: Christian V’s Hall

This was originally the living room of Christian IV’s morganatic (left-hand) wife, Kirsten Munk. During the reign of Frederik III, it became a part of the King’s suite as an antechamber to the Marble Room. The objects in this room are related to Christian V, who is seen on several portraits.

The fireplace is from Christian IV’s time. It was originally in Frederik IV’s room, but was moved here after a conversion around 1700. The ceiling also acquired its present appearance on this occasion. The central painting, showing an orchestra, is from the time of Christian IV. Bénoit le Coffre supposedly painted part of the outer frieze and the two pieces of the inner frieze with the dancing and playing children.

At the end of the 17th century the walls were covered with tapestries, made by M. Wauters and purchased by Christian V in the Netherlands.

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Obejcts in this room
600. Prince Jørgen (George), King Christian V’s brother, consort of Queen Anne of England. Marble relief.
601. Box with board-game in relief-intarsia in various kinds of wood. One of the game-pieces represents Emperor Leopold I, who was crowned in 1658. Probably made in Eger in the 1660s.
602. Tabletop with Christian V’s monogram, partly made of white marble from a quarry near Oslo in 1693. On a carved gilt stand attributed to Christian Nerger.
604. Gilded chair from the Knights’ Chapel at Frederiksborg with legs in the shape of elephants’ trunks. Carved by C. Nerger 1694. The chair was restored in 19th century.
605. Four enamelled medallions with representations of the Virtues. Signed: J. Barbette 1695.
606. Silver seal portraying Christian V sitting on the throne, which now stands in the Long Hall; three lions can be seen in front. Made by Jeremias Hercules.
607. Silver box portraying Christian V sitting on the throne.
608. An egg mounted in silver filigree, with the monograms of Christian V and Charlotte Amalie.
609. Hans Leth, Chaplain-in-Ordinary, (1625-88). Miniature in enamel, signed: Prieur 1675.
610. King Frederik I of Prussia? Miniature in enamel by J. Barbette?
612. A piece of alchemic gold, and the lead from which it was made by the Landgrave of Hesse Homburg.
613. Ulrikke Eleonore, Queen of Sweden (1656-93), sister of King Christian V. Enamelled miniature in frame of silver filigree.
614. Christian V and Queen Charlotte Amalie; mother of- pearl inlaid in ebony.
615. Frederik IV as Prince? c. 1690. Oil on metal.
616. Ulrikke Eleonore, King Christian V’s sister, Queen of Sweden (1656 93). Enamelled miniature, signed: J. B(arbette) 1694.
617. Peder Griffenfeld (1635 99). Enamelled miniature, signed: Prieur 1673.
618. Peder Griffenfeld (1635 99). Enamelled miniature, signed: Prieur 1675.
619. Medallion of ivory with portrait of Christian V, signed: J.henne (16) 89. On the reverse a lion guarding the escutcheons of Denmark, Norway and Schleswig, and the inscription: (the lion) covers, protects and shields. Made to commemorate the incorporation of Schleswig into Denmark, 1685-89.
620. Eight crystal studs mounted in gold and enamel, used for ornamenting clothes and fastened with a ribbon to the shoulder.
621. Christian V. Enamelled miniature by P. Prieur ?, around 1670.
622. Christian V. Enamelled miniature, signed: Prieur 1681.
623. Christian V. Miniature in oils by Abraham Wuchters?
624. Queen Charlotte Amalie. Enamelled miniature painted by J. Barbette.
625. Christian V. Miniature in enamel, by Prieur? A gift to Hans Leth, Chaplain-in-Ordinary, (1625-88).
626. Christian V. Enamelled miniature, signed: Prieur 1681.
627. Two gold rings with Christian V’s portrait in enamel. Done by Paul Prieur.
628. A gold ring and two signet rings of silver gilt. Belonged to Christian V.
629. Signet ring of gold, the plate of ruby. Engraved with the device of the Hoppe family and the letters I.H. Belonged to Vice Admiral Iver Hoppe, who saved Christian V’s life with his anchor during a storm in the Baltic Sea in 1677 (cf no. 753).
630. Duke August Frederik of Holstein Gottorp; Prince Bishop of Lübeck (1646 1705). Ivory relief, by Joachim Henne.
632. Dedication to Christian V from “Your majesty’s most humble and loyal subject”, Johannes Laverentzen (c. 1648-1729), the royal scribe, who wrote out The Danish Law of King Christian V for the Record Office.
633. The coloured engraving of Christian IV which his daughter, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, sent to Christian V, 1685, appealing for her release from prison.
634. Crucifix of ivory and wood. Netherlands, c.1670?
635. Silver gilt chalice and paten, engraved with Christian V’s crowned back-to-back monogram and with a cross. Came from the chapel in Koldinghus.
636. Chalice with lid and silver gilt paten, engraved with Queen Charlotte Amalie’s monogram. Made in Cassel by Johannes Riese.
637. Two gilt plaster impressions and two silver stamps, inlaid in brass, of Christian V’s royal seal. The former made by Anton Meybusch, the latter made by an unknown medal-engraver in the 1690s.
638. Casket of ivory and silver, engraved with Queen Charlotte Amalie’s paternal and maternal coats of arms, Hesse and Brandenburg. India, c.1675?
639. Covered cup of ivory with depictions of the elements, the senses and the seasons. Augsburg, 1650-60.
640. Small objects of amber and ivory, made in North Germany and Denmark 1650-1700.
641. Table and two guéridons with mirror to match, of blue-painted wood, with silver filigree ornaments in which can be seen Queen Charlotte Amalie’s monogram. Originally lacquered in black with Frederik III’s monogram. France, 1669.
642. Candlestick of silver plate with varicoloured and clear cut-glass pendants and pearls. Bought in Italy by Frederik IV in 1709.
644. Two silver chafing dishes with the King’s and Queen’s monograms: made by I.H. de Moor, Copenhagen 1690.
645. Two silver andirons with Christian V’s monogram: made by I.H. de Moor, Copenhagen 1690?
646. Two still lifes with Christian V’s hunting accessories, signed by C.N. Gijsbrecht 1672.
647. Set of hunting daggers, with the monogram of Prince Christian, the Prince Elect. Made by Gabriel Gipfel or his studio in Dresden c. 1630. Re-used by Christian V. Christian V’s hunting horn. Two falcon hoods; falconer’s bag, and lure.
647. Wax bust of Christian V, sculpted by Claude le Coffre in the 1680s. Accompanying cupboard, probably drawn by Lambert van Haven and made by Hans Balcke. The bust was displayed in the Kunstkammer. The original head of the bust is now lost. It has been replaced by the King’s deathmask in lacquered plaster.
653. Hunting cup; a silver bowl placed between the twenty-point antlers of a stag.
654. Christian V, drawn in letters and coloured. Signed: I. Henne Inventor et pinxit 1692.
655. Christian V and Queen Charlotte Amalie, painted by Jacob d’Agar.
657. Ebony cupboard with coloured inlays of sycamore and bone. Inside ivory veneered triumphal arch, dated 1679, and mirror vestibule. Made by cabinetmaker Lorenz Corbianus to commemorate the Scanian War (see no. 912).
658. The martyrdom of the holy Justine (patron saint of Padova). Relief of wood, carved after a painting by P. Veronese. South Germany, c. 1675? The frame attributed to Christian Nerger.
659. The Electress Anna Sophie of Saxony, sister of Christian V; painted on copper by Abraham Wuchters.
660. Two grisailles of Christian V, painted by Abr. Wuchters?
661. Coral branch on a silver gilt foot. Made c.1650. Captured when Gottorp fell in 1713.
662. Flacon with portraits of Landgrave Carl and Landgravine Maria Amalia of Hesse, carved in rock crystal by C. Labert, c.1690.
663. Boat shaped goblet of rock crystal with frog on the lid; mounting of enamelled gold. Made in Milan at the end of the 16th century. The engraved decoration made by Annibale Fontana?
664. Miniature bust of Christian V, modelled in wax and signed: H A(ren) F(eld).
665. Cup, partly silver gilt, with cupids playing, stamped by Johan Heinrich Meel, Copenhagen 1692. A silver-wedding present from Christian V to Queen Charlotte Amalie?
666. Christian V, silver bust, on a round pedestal. Made by the King’s goldsmith Jørgen Kurtz, 1697.
667. Galley shaped boat of rock crystal illustrating the Feast of Neptune. Made in the Saracchi studio in Milan c. 1580. The gilt tombac mounting of the foot dates from the 18th century.
668. Bowl on a foot of rock crystal, with pipes and leaves; made in Milan c. 1580. The enamelled gold mounting with turquoises is from the 17th century.
669. Three figures, coral:
*Charon, the ferryman of the kingdom of the dead
*Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome
*Satyr with the staff of fertility
670. Partly silver gilt cup with horses from the stud farm at Østrup (Fredensborg), made by goldsmith Johan Kohlmann, 1690s.
671. Two figures in coral:
*Andromeda, who was chained to a cliff as punishment for her vanity.
672. Figure-group in coral: Abraham sacrificing Isaac.
673. Nautilus shell, mounted as a cup with a matching silver gilt dish, stamped by Jürgen Kurtz. Gift from Christian V to Queen Charlotte Amalie on their 30th wedding anniversary in 1697.
674. Jewel box of chased gilt silver, ornamented with about two thousand small diamonds. In the bottom, chased relief of The Judgement of Paris. Augsburg, c. 1680? Supposedly a present from the subsequent Queen Anne of England, to her mother in law, Queen Sophie Amalie. The box was stolen in 1794 during the Christiansborg fire, but the thief was apprehended.
675. Wooden cup, with King Christian V’s and Queen Charlotte Amalie’s monogram; on the lid, three rampant lions carrying a crown. Norwegian work, carved by Halvor Fanden?
676. Mug of lignum vitæ, silver mounted and signed: L.B. 1672, made by Lars Berthelsen, parish clerk of the Church of the Holy Ghost in Copenhagen. Mounting partially renewed.
677. Cup of birch-wood, with Christian V’s monogram. Signed M(agnus) B(erg) (16)90.
678. The Electress Wilhelmine Ernestine of Pfalz, sister of King Christian V; painted on copper by Abraham Wuchters.
679. Queen Charlotte Amalie. Oval, half length, oil on copper. Painted by Jacob d’Agar?
680. Japanese lacquered cupboard on richly carved, gilded foot from the time of Christian V with the Danish and Hessian coats-of-arms. Table foot carved by Christian Nerger? The cabinet contained the Queen’s collection of conch shells.
681. English lamp-clock, made in London by Henry Harper (master 1664-1708).