18 Frederik VII’s Room
ROOM 18: This room, which mainly contains exhibits with a connection to the life and government of Frederik VII, was designed only five years after Frederik VII’s death in 1863. The fact that the museum of Rosenborg Castle contained then contemporary pieces, attracted international attention.
The room gained its current shape during the conversion by Frederik IV, along with Christian VIII’s Room, at the beginning of the 18th century. Part of the ceiling in both rooms date back to the time of Christian IV. The velvet tapestries were purchased in 1728 in Venice for Copenhagen Castle and transferred to Rosenborg in the 1750’s.
The furniture, pictures and other exhibits relate mainly to the period between the two Schleswig Wars (1848-1851 and 1864); however, several items are mementos from the time before Frederik became King. From an art-historical perspective it illustrates the era’s delight in reviving the styles of bygone ages.