4A: The Garden Room

The room was originally Christian IV’s bathroom, which was connected by a passage to the King’s toilet and bedroom. The bathroom was closed in 1705-1706 and converted into a room for Frederik IV and Queen Louise, in connection with their shared bedroom. The name “The Garden Room” was first used in Frederik IV’s time. It was called so because one could sit in the room and enjoy the view over the garden.

The stucco ceiling was made by Frederik Ehbisch and the painting by Bénoit le Coffre. The wooden floor with inlays and the marbled and painted panels are from 1707.

The objects in the Garden Room are from the days of Frederik IV and Queen Louise, who were the last royal couple to take residence at Rosenborg. The chairs and the table by the central window were parts of their original furnishing.

By request of Christian VI the southern window was in 1745 replaced by a door that gave direct access to the private garden.

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Objects in this room
450. Mirror, Bohemia 1720-30.
451. Queen Louise painted as Crown Princess, half-length portrait by Jacob d’Agar 1695-99.
452. Fire-screen, probably embroidered by Frederik IV’s mother, Dowager Queen Charlotte Amalie.
453. Mirror with candlesticks, Bohemia c.1700.
454. The Apotheosis of Art. Painting by Hendrick Krock 1700.
455. Mirror with candlesticks, Nuremberg c.1690.
456. Four chairs, Copenhagen c.1690.
457. Writing desk, walnut, inlaid with flowers of bone and mother-of-pearl. On the lid, weapon-trophies and a crowned “C” for Prince Carl or Crown Prince Christian (VI)? Copenhagen, 1710-20?
458. Paper cone with Norwegian freshwater pearls, to which the Danish Queen had sole and exclusive right.
459. Ivory fan with lacquer painting, said to have been bought by Frederik IV in Italy and presented to the Queen.
460. Five-part folding screen of plaited straw with rural and chivalrous scenes. Germany c.1675.
461. Bacchus and Ariadne. Painting by Hendrick Krock, 1713.
462. Two cabinets with inlaid mosaics of semi-precious stones. The mosaics were brought back from Florence by Frederik IV in 1709, while the cupboards themselves are attributed to Court Cabinetmaker Claus Harder 1710-20. The table feet were renewed c.1740. Belonged to Frederik IV’s and Queen Louise’s only daughter, Princess Charlotte Amalie.
463. Set of vases with laque brillante, made by Queen Louise as presents for Frederik IV.
464. Tilting table with inlays of flowers, attributed to Claus Harder c.1710.
465. Two sets of cups and saucers with Frederik IV’s monogram, from c.1700. The cups are Chinese, the saucers Japanese.
466. Two tea-pitchers of Kang’shi-porcelæn, China 1700-25.
467. Jupiter and Io. Painting by Hendrick Krock, 1713.
468. Clock with hour-stroke, clad in tortoiseshell and silver, drawer containing an apothecary. The dial has the mark: Georg Braun. Silver work signed J.A. Thelott. Apothecary marked Elias Adam, Augsburg 1708-13. Belonged to Princess Charlotte Amalie.