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24 The Regalia Room

ROOM 24: During the period of Absolutism this tower room was the Treasury. Christian V kept the Regalia here, as well as the major part of the royal treasuries in the form of gold and precious stones, which were housed in two wall cupboards, still in existence. In the adjacent “Green Cabinet” (a small velvet-lined room in the tower extension behind the panel door on the right) the “next best” possessions: handicrafts, miniature portraits and parade arms were displayed.

When Rosenborg was converted into a museum in the 19th century, the contents of the two cabinets were distributed in the rooms representing the various kings. The Regalia, however, were put on display for the first time in Christian V’s Room in 1922. With the opening of the underground Treasury in 1975 and the Green Cabinet in the basement in 1994, Regalia and handicrafts are once again together.Nothing remains of the original tower room decorations. The stucco ceiling, made by C.L. Fossati, dates from a restoration in 1762.

The Treasury ->

Objects in this room
2401. Armchair and table covered in silver, made by Andreas Norman. The chair cover is red velvet, with Frederik IV’s monogram and the Norwegian lion embroidered in silver on it. The table cloth has Frederik IV’s motto in gold embroidery: Dominus mihi adjutor: The Lord be my Helper. Birthday gifts from Queen Louise in 1715 and 1716 respectively. Later used by the kings from 1795 to 1828 at the annual opening of the High Court at Rosenborg.
2402. Two silver guéridons made in Hamburg c. 1710 by Johan Adolph Süssen.
2404. Two candlesticks of gilt silver, made in Copenhagen 1732 by Ole Flores Wilcken.
2405. Two mirrors with Frederik IV’s crowned back-to-back monogram, made by Johan Heinrich Meel, 1705.
2406. Frederik IV. Half-length portrait, painted by Hendrick Krock?
2407. – 2408. Christian V and Queen Charlotte Amalie with her Court Dwarf, Elsgen. Three-quarter length, painted by Jacob d’Agar c.1690, probably for this room.
2409. Queen Louise. Half-length portrait, copy after Jacob d’Agar?