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16 Frederik VI’s Room

ROOM 16: Like Frederik V’s Cabinet and Christian VII’s Room, this narrow room is one of the interiors designed by Johannes Wiedewelt in 1782-1784.

Most of the exhibits are connected to the life and government of Frederik VI. The majority date from the earliest decades of the 19th century. Although that period was a time economic of recession and military crisis, the country was blooming culturally, and the first half of the century is called the “Golden Age” in Danish art and literature.

The furniture and handicraft in the room are influenced by the so called Empire style. Empire is a specific Neo-classicist style, developed in France after the years of the Revolution. The source of inspiration was Imperial Rome, whereas the earlier Neo-classicist Louis XVI style was inspired by ancient Greece and Egypt.

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Objects in this room
1601. Princess Vilhelmine, daughter of Frederik VI; full length, painted by L. Aumont, 1831.
1602. Chair of gilt carved wood with velvet covering. Made for Princess Caroline Amalie’s throne-room in Christian VIII’s Palace c. 1830. Designed by G.F. Hetsch?
1604. Child’s chair; used by Frederik VI as a child.
1605. Princess Louise Augusta. Full length, painted 1791 by Anton Graff.
1611. Frederik VI; statuette in bronzed plaster of Paris, c. 1810.
1612. Frederik VI in the uniform of the Life Guards; painted by C.W. Eckersberg, 1826.
1613. Ferdinand, the Heir Presumptive. Watercolour by L. Grünbaum, 1829.
1614. Caroline, the Heiress Presumptive. Watercolour by L. Grünbaum, 1829.
1615. Frederik VI as Prince, about 1805. Full length, presumably painted by W. Haffner.
1616. Frederik VI walking with his family in Frederiksberg Gardens, about 1813. Watercolour by J. Senn.
1617. Frederik VI’s desk from Amalienborg.
1619. Frederik VI with Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke and the Princesses Caroline and Wilhelmine; painted by C.W. Eckersberg, 1821.
1620. Frederik VI driving across Kongens Nytorv by torchlight, 1820: painted by C.A. Lorenzen.
1621. Frederik VI’s funeral service in Roskilde Cathedral. Painted by G. Zeuthen.
1622. Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke, drawn in 1810 by J.P. (?) Møller after painting by Jens Juel.
1623. Frederik VI in his coronation robes. Sketch by Vilhelm Bendz, 1830.
1624. Frederik VI’s telescope, later used by Frederik VII. Signed: J. Bidstrup, London.
1627. Small carved iron box with gold inlay (the Danish coat-of-arms). Inside is a miniature rifle, signed: J. Löbnitz.
1628. Case for Frederik VI’s water bottle.
1629. Frederik VI’s telescope.
1630. Frederik VI’s field pocket book, and a manoeuvre map of the environs of Copenhagen c. 1805.
1631. Frederik VI’s pair of compasses for the manoeuvre maps; made in Copenhagen in 1795 by J.F.B. Oppen.
1632. Frederik VI’s pedometer.
1634. Turkish scimitar, with gold hilt and sheath. A present to Frederik VI from the Queen of Akim (in Ghana) who in 1824-26, as Denmark’s ally, vanquished the King of Ashanti and seized his treasures.
1635. Tobacco pipe of gold, presented by the same Queen to a Danish general.
1636. Princess Caroline; three quarter length portrait by L. Aumont, 1830.
1637. – 1638. Frederik VI and Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke; medallions by Plötz, Jun. 1822, after busts by Thorvaldsen.
1639. Throne of carved white painted and gilded wood, with velvet covering. Designed in 1812 by C.F. Hansen, and used by Princess Caroline in her Audience Chamber in Bernstorff’s Palace.