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Old 04-04-2008, 01:15 PM
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Collections of the House of Orange and Dutch Royal Family

The Royal House website opened a virtual exhibition on Fans from the Royal Collection,thus anticipating on the exhibition at the Fan Museum,Greenwich and its present exhibition "A touch of Dutch".

The fans are in the Historic Collections Foundation of The House of Orange.
One is now owned by HRH Princess Máxima.
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The Fan Museum in Greenwich, London
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:49 AM
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Collections of the Dutch Royal Family

This thread is about the various pieces of Art owned by the Dutch royal family.

Here a look at the painting 'Vivat Oraenge' that was offered as a gift to HM the Queen on her 25th jubilee. HM donated the painting to Palace Het Loo. The painting was made by Jan Davidsz. De Heem around 1670 and costed around 725.000 euro.

The painting was previously owned by HRH Princess Christina, who sold it at an auction after she divorced Jorge Guillermo.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:20 PM
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Dutch Royal Auctions

From PPE-AGENCY:

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Amsterdam Auctionhouse Chrisie's in Amsterdam will auction on the 24th and 25th a ''aquarelle'' of princess Beartrix and Princess Irene.
Beatrix and Irene painted end '40 a moose, a goat, a hare and a horse in a meadow with mushrooms.
The aquarelle is an invitation for the ''Gala Circus'', organized by the princesses for the Red Cross.
The text, typed by the princesses has a entrance fee of ''no less under a ten-cent piece''.
Apart from the aquarel they will auction more items, look here.

Article in Dutch from newspaper 'De Limburger', here.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:29 PM
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I like the symbolism of the painting, (the oranges) but parts of the painting are quite dark arent they (or is it just the light here - we're in the middle of hail and the lights keep flickering...)?
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:54 AM
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Ferrari that once belonged to Prince Bernhard will be auctioned at Palace Het Loo on august 31st.

The car is a Ferrari 212 Inter from 1955. The car has driven only 27.000 kilometers and still has the original licenseplate AA-13. The car is valued between 450.000 and 500.000 Euros.

Article in Dutch here, from the Reformatorisch Dagblad.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:49 AM
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The car has been auctioned of, at a price of E. 345.000,-. Less than what they hoped for but a whole lot more than the original price of 10.000,- guilders.

Apparently all the cars of the late Prince Bernhard had the numberplate AA-13....

Source: royal blog, here.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:52 PM
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Thanks for the update Marengo!
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:34 AM
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A new on-line exhibition on the Royal house website:

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Old 10-18-2009, 03:47 AM
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The Royal House website now has an on-line exhibition of wonderfull photo's by Court photographer Franz Ziegler ( 1893 - 1939).

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A new on-line exhibition from the Royal House archives was launched today:

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:45 AM
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Royal Sledges in the wonderfull winterland at Het Loo Palace,ao,Queen Emma's silver sledge,and the gnome sledge,
used by all young Royals when staying at Het Oude Loo:

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Lucien , Do you think Queen/Princess Juliana had a happy childhood with Queen Emma, Queen Wilhemina and her cousin Athlone ?
Thanks for the old pictures , there is a funny one of Prince Bernhard wearing an uniform.
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Royal Sledges in the wonderfull winterland at Het Loo Palace,ao,Queen Emma's silver sledge,and the gnome sledge,
used by all young Royals when staying at Het Oude Loo:

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I've never seen sleighes/sleds like that. Beautiful horses though!
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:38 PM
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I believe they have more of these sledges at the stables of palac het Loo. I remember some other ones when I visited the palace last time, and the one with the gnomes is new to me.

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Queen/Princess Juliana had a happy childhood with Queen Emma, Queen Wilhemina and her cousin Athlone
I believe that she had a relatively nice childhood, esp. if you compare it to that of her mother. She had some friends/class mates (carefully selected of course). Queen Juliana always had fond memories of her father, they could be 'naughty' together. But still it must have been somewhat lonely, and two parents who were ill at ease with each other might also have made her childhood more difficult.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:57 AM
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An update of the Dutch Royal House Collections:

Tentoonstelling Koninklijk Huisarchief - Het Koninklijk Huis
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Every couple of years another carrriage from the Royal Mews in The Hague is restored. In the course of years berlines, coupés, landauers and calêches have been brought to a sparkling new state, most of them by the firm Stolk in the village of Balkbrug, in the East of the Netherlands.

Now the eldest and one of the grandest gala-berlines in the collection has been restored. It is the so-called "Glass State Carriage", on this picture (taken during a rehearsal) you see it in pre-restoration state. On March 16th 2015 (exactly 200 years after the acceptance of the kingship by Willem I of Orange-Nassau (back then including present-day Belgium and he was also the Grand Duke.of Luxembourg), King Willem-Alexander will review the restored Glass State Carriage.

In 1821 King Willem I ordered the carriage at P. Simons in Brussels. Five years later the carriage was ready. It is a large carriage, in darkblue, lined with a broad cadre of guilded acorn- and laurel leafs. The name is derived from the crystal-glass cover which protects the beautiful but vulnerable ornamental lining under the windows. The interior consists of purple and beige velvet with golden-embroided passements. The seating cushions are filled with horse-hair. The "heaven" of the carriage is made of golden-embroided blue and beige silk.

In precedence the Golden State Carriage and the Glass State Carriage are equal. Both are Number One for the most formal ceremonies of state. However the Glass State Coach became very seldom used: after World War II it was only once used by Queen Juliana, Prince Bernhard and Gösta von Amsberg, Freiin von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen to travel in the wedding procession of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus. For the rest it was once a year used for the rehearsal of the procession for Prinsjesdag. This kept the antique carriage rolling.

I hope that now the Golden State Carriage will go into restoration for a couple of years. It can use a fresh layer of sparkling gold and the interior can use some restoration too. The Glass State Carriage is less spectacular but soooo beautiful: http://www.hethuisvanoranje.nl/24%20...en%20Koets.jpg.



An example of what a new fresh layer of gold can do. These are the Three Graces holding the royal crown, part of the so-called Crème Calèche.

This picture shows the diffference in the new gold on the restored Crème Calèche and the old gold on the still to be restored Golden State Carriage, standing next to it... Imagine that the Golden State Carriage will disappear for a couple of years for a restoration and then rolls out on a sunny day, covered in sparkling new gold, wow wow, what a spectacular sight that would be!

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Today the eldest gala glassberline still in use, the so-called "Glass State Carriage" left the building of the Royal Mews to an exhibition. The King will unveil the splendidly restored carriage, which will be exhibited for the public during a limited period.

Pic: the Glass State Carriage from 1821 leaves the Royal Mews in The Hague (click on the pic itself to expand)

Pic: sparkling new gold and the seat of the coachman is brand new too (click on the pic itself to expand)

Pic: an old pic of the Glass State Carriage before the restoration: it is clear that a new fresh layer of gold was needed (click on the pic itself to expand)

Pic: now I hope the Golden State Cariage will be restored. This picture shows the diffference in the new gold on the restored Crème Calèche and the old gold on the still to be restored Golden State Carriage, standing next to it...

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The Glass Carriage today brought to the Louwman Museum in The Hague. After five years of restoration, the coach made ​​so finally find a ride.

First images restored Glass Carriage
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Now fingers crossed that the Golden State Carriage will be restored now and that during this period King Willem-Alexander will use the splendid Glass State Carriage for Prinsjesdag, like Willem I, Willem II, Willem III, Emma and Wilhelmina did.

The Glass State Carrage in action, in colour picture, on March 10th 1966 (see the left corner down of the picture). Click on the picture itself to blow up to mega XXL size.

The Glass State Carriage was horsedrawn by four horses and the passengers were:
- Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
- Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
- Gösta von Amsberg, Freiin von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen

On the picture you can see more carriages (Golden State Carriage, a Gala Berline). Not visible were other Gala Berlines with Prince Carlos Hugo and Princess Irene de Bourbon de Parme, with Princess Margriet and Princess Christina, the witnesses, etc.)

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On the Benelux Royal Message Board a poster named Sal posted a fan-tas-tic picture of the restored Glass State Carriage.

I am speechless, what an elegant carriage! Now I see that the woodwork is in blue (it always looked black on pictures). It really looks brand new and not almost 200 years old. What a beauty! Compliments to the Dutch royal family for their fantastic collection of gala carriages. That gold is sparkling, the red velvet, the white embroidery, one of Europe's most beautiful carriages from that era, if you ask me!

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