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Old 03-13-2016, 06:21 AM
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Lady Finn the Drottningholm Palace it opens to the public?
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The Palace - Sveriges Kungahus
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Opening hours, Admissions, Guided tours - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:46 AM
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Thanks to Lady Finn for the great pictures. Drottningholm Palace has such a soft touch, not so martial in appearance and interior. Very nice. Hopefully the missing panelling in some salons can be reconstructed.

Eya: it is open for visits indeed: Drottningholm Palace - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:33 AM
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The pictures are not of Drottning Palace itself, but of the Chinese Pavillon on the grounds of Drottningholm.

The Chinese Pavilion - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:01 PM
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Still some photos from the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.

Another of the small private rooms upstairs in the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm. The hand painted Chinese silk on the walls is original from the 1760's when the pavilion was built by Carl Fredric Adelcrantz for Queen Lovisa Ulrica and her family.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC4xiSDF...by=hakan_groth
A Swedish Louis XV chair covered with a hand painted silk copied in the 1960's from the original.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC4xz_9F...by=hakan_groth
The Oval Salon upstairs in the Chinese Pavilion. Gustaf III loved his mother's Chinese pavilion and he used this room as his study after he purchased the Drottningholm estate from her. His secretaire is French Louis XVI signed Topino and the English Chippendale chairs were also brought here by the King. The large set of chairs were originally placed in the Blue Salon that served as a dining room.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC4yrdPF...by=hakan_groth
The last room upstairs in the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm is the library. The black freestanding bookcase has a writing flap so it could also serve as desk. There was a librarian here so members of the court could borrow books when they and the royal family were here, but they were not allowed in here so they had to order books from a list and return them at the end of the day.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC5Ckpel...by=hakan_groth
The library in the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm has a collection of Chinese porcelain figures that Queen Lovisa Ulrica owned. It was possible to bring them all back thanks to the inventory and when later wallpaper was removed, imprints showed where all the small gilt wood consoles ha been positioned.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC5GI_UF...by=hakan_groth
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The private dining room the so-called 'Confidence' was built for the royal family at the Chinese Pavilion, Drottningholm. The kitchen is below and the table was set in the room below and then sent up through the floor. Food was delivered by the four dumbwaiters in the corners. Here the royals and their closest friends could dine in private without servants eavesdropping
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC5GhwAl...by=hakan_groth
A close-up of Queen Lovisa Ulrica's wonderful collection of colourful Chinese roosters (and other birds) in the library in the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC53Qu8l...by=hakan_groth
The 'Corps de Garde' building near the Chinese Pavilion in the park at Drottningholm Palace outside Stockholm. When Gustaf III acquired the estate from his mother Queen Lovisa Ulrica in 1777 he continued to use her Chinese Pavilion without any major changes but he had Carl Fredric Adelcrantz build this 'tent' in 1781-82 for the Royal Guard. The eccentric Mexican millionaire Carlos de Bestegui (1895-1970) had his architect Emilio Terry copy this 'Tente Tartare' in the garden at his Château de Groussay in France that he had bought in 1938-39.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:36 PM
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
The Drottningholm Palace Theatre

The Drottningholm Court Theatre built by Carl Fredric Adelcrantz for Queen Lovisa Ulrica. It was completed in 1766 in time for the festivities when Crown Prince Gustaf (III) married Princess Sophia Magdalena of Denmark.
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The auditorium at Drottningholm Court Theatre built in 1766.
https://www.instagram.com/p/8eHlfzFr...by=hakan_groth
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The famous hand painted wallpaper in the prima ballerina's dressing room at the Drottningholm Court Theatre.
https://www.instagram.com/p/8fEbBRFr...by=hakan_groth
One of the dressing rooms at the Drottningholm Court Theatre.
https://www.instagram.com/p/8g9-WnFr...by=hakan_groth
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One of the simple wooden staircases at the Drottningholm Court Theatre.
https://www.instagram.com/p/8g-T81lr...by=hakan_groth
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A portrait of the talented architect Carl Fredric Adelcrantz (1716-1796) painted in 1754 by Alexander Roslin. Adelcrantz who became the Royal Superintendent built the Drottningholm Court Theater in 1766 and was made a Baron the same year.
https://www.instagram.com/p/8hu6TvFr...by=hakan_groth
A ground floor room at the Drottningholm Court Theater.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:31 AM
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Photo challenge at Drottningholm!
During the Easter Holiday we have a photo challenge at Drottningholm Palace – bring your camera and join us!
The photo challenge for this Easter holiday is ”Feathers”. Discover the birds and feathers in the palace interiors using your camera.
A selection of the photos will be published at the court website.
Photo challenge at Drottningholm! - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:15 AM
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At Drottningholm Palace, we celebrate King and Queen's 40th wedding anniversary by giving a wedding showing which tells about the royal weddings through the times from the Queen Hedvig Eleonora and King Charles X Gustav in 1654 to Prince Carl and Princess Sofia Pilip 2015.
On June 19-July 17 daily at 15:00
Bröllopsvisning 19 juni–17 juli på Drottningholm slott - Sveriges Kungahus
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Looks like a very interesting exhibition
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:49 AM
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Curious about Museum de Vries – theme day 27 August
Museum de Vries is situated in the old dragoon stables at Drottningholm. Take the chance to see the world’s largest collection of de Vries sculptures on the 27th of August.
Curious*about*Museum de Vries – theme day 27 August - Sveriges Kungahus

Museum de Vries
The Museum de Vries, at Drottningholm Palace, is a unique collection of sculptures by Adriaen de Vries (1556–1626), one of the foremost Baroque sculptors.
Adriaen de Vries, a Dutchman, was one of the most renowned sculptors of his day and court sculptor to Emperor Rudolf II. The Museum de Vries is devoted entirely to works by this successful artist.
The majority of de Vries’ sculptures ended up in Sweden thanks to the country’s military successes in the 17th century. By the end of Sweden’s age of greatness, around 1718, there were no fewer than 32 bronze sculptures, mainly by Adriaen de Vries, in Drottningholm Park. With a few exceptions, the sculptures stayed in the park until recent times. After the extent of the damage caused by the elements was discovered, the originals were moved into the Dragonstallet building near Drottningholms Wärdshus and replaced with modern replicas cast in bronze. The new museum in Dragonstallet opened in 2001.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:09 AM
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Evert Lundquist's Studio is found in the old machine house by the Chinese Pavilion at the Drottningholm Palace Park.
The machine house was used to generate electricity by steam engine to central heat the castle at the beginning of the 1900s. In the 1950s, when alternating current became the norm, the building was let as a studio to the artist Evert Lundquist who worked here between 1953 and 1992.
Today, the studio is a museum housing oil paintings, charcoal drawings and dry-point engravings of Evert Lundquist (1904–1994).
Evert Lundquist´s Studio - Sveriges Kungahus

Upptäck Evert Lundquists ateljé på Drottningholm – guidade visningar på söndagar - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:55 PM
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
Drottningholm Palace outside Stockholm was began to be built in 1662 by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder for Queen Hedvig Eleonora. His son Nicodemus the Younger took over after his death in 1680. Crown Princess (later queen) Lovisa Ulrica had the architect Carl Hårleman add an extra story to the wings after she took possession in 1744.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJqSAAhB...by=hakan_groth
Drottningholm Palace began in 1662 for Dowager Queen Hedvig Eleonora of Sweden. It was built by her as a monument of the royal dynasty founded by her late husband Carl X Gustaf (d. 1660). She was born a princess of Holstein-Gottorp and was widowed after only six years of marriage at the age of 24 and lived as a widow for another 58 years.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJqSrBHB...by=hakan_groth
The Hercules Fountain in the centre of the formal garden at Drottningholm by Adrien de Vries (1556-1626). It was taken as loot from Prag during the Thirty Year War by the Swedish army in 1648 from the garden of the Wallenstein Palace.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJqWCOCB...by=hakan_groth
The Neptune sculpture by Adrien de Vries 1615-18 from Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark now at Drottningholm Palace where it greets visitors arriving by boat. All the 26 bronze sculptures by de Vries (the largest collection anywhere) in the park are replaced by modern copies.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJqWlViB...by=hakan_groth
The formal Baroque garden at Drottningholm Royal Palace was laid out after plans from 1681 by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. It was restored in the 20th century, sadly in a simplified form. It originally had a much more elaborate embroidery parterre with lots of flowers. Compare the elaborate garden at Het Loo in the Netherlands that were successfully restored in the late 20th century.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJqXzE-B...by=hakan_groth
The entrance loggia on the east side facing Lake Mälaren at Drottningholm Palace. The door on the right leads into the central staircase.
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The coat-of-arms of Queen Hedvig Eleonora of Sweden and her late husband Carl X Gustaf created in the around 1665 by the Italians Carlo Carove and Giovanni Caroveri. They created the magnificent stucco decorations in the grand central staircase designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder.
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:44 PM
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
The grand staircase at Drottningholm Palace.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsFb_jh...by=hakan_groth
Nicodemus Tessin the Elder's design for the grand central staircase at Drottningholm Palace. Print from 1694 by the Dutch engraver Willem Swidde (c 1660-97) for the work 'Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna', published in 1716.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsGRVeB...by=hakan_groth
More examples of the excellent stucco work by the North Italian artists Carlo Carove and Giovanni Caroveri at Drottningholm Palace.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsHfRsh...by=hakan_groth
The staircase at Drottningholm Palace was decorated with marble sculptures of Apollo, Minerva, the Nine Muses and busts of imagined 'Gothic' kings by the Flemish artist Nicolae Millich 1670-85.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsIcVvh...by=hakan_groth
A marble sculpture of Urania by Nicolae Millich the muse of astronomy from the Greek mythology and a daughter of Zeus.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsI23cB...by=hakan_groth
One of the frescoes by Johan Sylvius in the staircase at Drottningholm Palace.
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Fresco by Johan Sylvius in the staircase at Drottningholm Palace.
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The staircase at Drottningholm Palace.
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The Italians Carlo Carove and Giovanni Caroveri created the magnificent stucco decorations in the grand central staircase at Drottningholm Palace designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:24 PM
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The monogram of Queen Hedvig Eleonora, HERS, is found in many places at Drottningholm Palace. She was a great patron of the arts, collector and a very keen builder.
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The most important room at Drottningholm Palace is Queen Hedvig Eleonora's State Bedroom. It is the most elaborately decorated room, but the queen never slept here. The bed was installed for Crown Princess, later Queen, Lovisa Ulrica after she moved in after her arrival from Prussia and marriage to the Crown Prince Adolph Fredric in 1744.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJtG7I_h...by=hakan_groth
The richly gilded decor of the State Bedroom at Drottningholm Palace.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJtQL98B...by=hakan_groth
The ceiling in the State Bedroom decorated by Ehrenstrahl with a painting showing the hand of Hedvig Eleonora meeting her husband Carl X Gustaf under the all-seeing eye of Divine Providence.
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The Ehrenstrahl Salon at Drottningholm was the Audience Room of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Ehrenstrahl painted the large canvases with motifs glorifying the Queen and her family. Queen Lovisa Ulrica had it 'modernised' around 1750 with new frames to the painting a new chimneypiece and mirror as well as new overdoor paintings. The French Louis XV chairs are by Louis Cresson.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJuSu4LB...by=hakan_groth
A Chinese famille rose floor vase from the early Qianlong period (1735-96). There are four of these at Drottningholm and they are very similar to a pair in the Long Gallery at Osterley Park. These probably came here through the Swedish East India Company.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJuTYTEh...by=hakan_groth
The frame of the overmantle mirror in the Ehrenstrahl Salon designed by Carl Hårleman c 1750 is crowned by the Polestar. Carl XI (1655-97) had chosen it as a royal symbol in response to Louis XIV claiming the Sun. The Polestar never sets and knows of no decline...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJuVfKmB...by=hakan_groth
The fire screen in the Ehrenstrahl Salon, probably designed by Carl Hårleman, has a woven tapestry with a motif 'à la Turc'.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJuV-GSB...by=hakan_groth
A commode made as the masterpiece in 1782 by Johan Christian Linning. Gustaf III bought it for his son Crown Prince Gustaf Adolph. The clock and the candelabras are French Louis XVI from the 1780's.
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, antique expert, dealer and a photographer.
The Green Salon was redecorated by Queen Lovisa Ulrica in the mid-18th century when the tiled stove was installed. The portrait of Catherine the Great is a contemporary copy by Pehr Krafft the Elder after Alexander Roslin. Louis XVI's portrait is by Joseph-Sifrède Duplessis
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJvvaIPB...by=hakan_groth
The elaborately carved and gilt crowned coat-of-arms of Russia on the frame of the portrait of Catherine the Great.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJvxTMyh...by=hakan_groth
The crowned monogram of Queen Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (the mother of Queen Lovisa Ulrica) on her framed portrait.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJvxwK9B...by=hakan_groth
This grand portrait of Louis XV of France by Louis-Michel van Loos (1707-71) hangs in the Green Salon. It would have been a gift to King Adolph Fredric and Queen Lovisa Ulrica.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJw-G4bh...by=hakan_groth
Queen Hedvig Eleonora's intention with Drottningholm Palace was to create a monument over the dynasty and to that end the lower gallery was dedicated to her late husband Carl X Gustaf (d. 1660). The walls are covered by battle scenes glorifying his military successes by the German born painter Johann Philip Lembke (1631-1711). The bust in the centre of the king is by Nicolae Millich.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJw_Ng6B...by=hakan_groth
The great Court Painter David Klöcker was ennobled for his services to the royal family and took the name Ehrenstrahl. His portraits glorify the royals, but he was also forced to paint their horses, pets and the exotic flowers that they grew. This large painting from 1687 is of a camel and it's minder Schabash. They were both capture in the war against the Turkey in Hungary and brought to Sweden by the Field Marshal Count Nils Bielke and presented to King Carl XI as a 'gift'. Schabash was christened, became Swedish was given a job at the Royal Stables and changed his name to Nils.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJyETZPB...by=hakan_groth
Queen Lovisa Ulrica of Sweden (1720-82) by Lorentz Pasch the Younger. She was the wife of King Adolph Fredric and the sister of Friedrich the Great of Prussia. She was highly intelligent and a great patron of the arts. She modernised Drottningholm Palace with new interiors in the fashionable Louis XV style.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJzmLmOh...by=hakan_groth
The Green Cabinet was one of Queen Lovisa Ulrica's favourite rooms redecorated by Carl Hårleman in 1747. Here she hung portraits of her family. It is said the petit point embroidery on the armchairs is made the queen and her ladies in waiting. The French Louis XV commode from the 1730's is by Jacques-Philippe Carel.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJznkOeh...by=hakan_groth
A pastel portrait of King Adolph Fredric of Sweden (1710-71). He was a Prince of Holstein-Gottorp and Prince-Bishop of Lübeck who was chosen in 1743 as the heir to the childless King Fredric I whom he succeeded in 1751. He was the father of Gustaf III and Carl XIII.
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, antique expert, dealer and a photographer.
The Blue Salon was decorated around 1760 by Jean Eric Rehn for Queen Lovisa Ulrica. The walls and furniture were originally covered with a blue silk damask. The queen used the room as her study and she kept some of her large collection of paintings in here. Now a collection of portraits of her family now hang in her. The commode is by Georg Haupt.
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The oval portrait above the mirror in the Blue Cabinet by the French court painter Carle van Loo is of his young daughter.
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Queen Lovisa Ulrica painted in 1752 with her sons Gustaf (III), Carl (XIII) and Fredric by Gustaf Lundberg and Lorentz Pasch the Younger.
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A Louis XV mirror in the Blue Cabinet designed by Jean Eric Rehn with the monogram of Queen Lovisa Ulrica c 1760
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Another of the lovely carved wood frames in two colour gold. The pastel portrait of Lovisa Ulrica is by Gustaf Lundberg
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A portrait by Alexander Roslin of Princess Sophia Albertina (1753-1829) painted in 1775. She was Gustaf III's sister and became the reigning Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (the last) 1787-1803. She wanted to marry the Prince of Hessenstein, but Gustaf III didn't allow it as he didn't think it was a good enough married, so she remained unmarried. She became the last surviving member of the Holstein-Gottorp dynasty in Sweden.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ2Pn7Oh...by=hakan_groth
Carl Fredric von Breda's posthumous portrait of Gustaf III painted in 1798 after a bust by Sergel.
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Alexander Roslin's portrait of Princess Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta of Holstein-Gottorp painted in 1775. She married her cousin Prince Carl of Sweden who in 1809 became King Carl XIII. She is is mostly known for the diary she kept from her arrival in Sweden 1775 to shortly before her death in 1818.
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The crowned coat of arms of Princess Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta of Sweden.
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, antique expert, dealer and a photographer.
The library was created by Jean Eric Rehn for Queen Lovisa Ulrica in the 1760's in an early Neoclassical style for her circa 2,000 books. The queen spoke several languages and she even studied English which was most unusual at this time. She liked to surround herself with scientists and other learned men in here and the adjoining museum rooms where she kept her collections. Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) was one of her favourite visitors.
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The crowned monogram 'L' for Queen Lovisa (Ulrica) in the library. She corresponded with Voltaire and here she kept the books he sent her with personal dedication and comments. She also liked reading books by Rosseau.
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A carved and gilt Neoclassical ornament in a niche in the library designed by the prolific architect and designer Jean Eric Rehn.
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The Marble Cabinet was designed by Jean Eric Rehn in the 1760's with walls covered in marble stucco. This was Queen Lovisa Ulrica's private writing room where no one was allowed in without her permission. It had originally been her first library before the book collection grew. The chandelier is covered with Meissen porcelain flowers.
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Queen Lovisa Ulrica's desk that stood in the Marble Cabinet was a gift from her indulgent husband King Adolph Fredric in 1770. It was commissioned from the great cabinet maker George Haupt and became his masterpiece that enabled him to set up a workshop in Stockholm.
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The Queen's Coin Cabinet decorated in 1753 by Carl Hårleman. The walls are painted in faux bois. The set of specially designed cabinets that held her collection of valuable coins and medals are missing. Gustaf III replaced them with the present long counter. In the mirrored niche stood a bust of her beloved husband Adolph Fredric.
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A detail of the decor of the Coin Cabinet with a medallion of King Gustaf II Adolph (Gustavus Adolphus). It has never been restored and has survived remarkably intact.
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An overdoor in the Mineral Cabinet decorated in 1768 by Jean Eric Rehn. The door leads in to the Coin Cabinet, hence the decor. This room was originally part of the Royal Tribune in the Royal Chapel next door. This still where the royal family enter the Tribune on special occasions
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The Natural Science Cabinet also decorated by Jean Eric Rehn to hold Queen Lovisa Ulrica's collections. These small museum rooms, kept in their original state, has now mostly lost their original collections, but still very strongly evoke the spirit of the 18th century. They were never opened to the general public and are still rarely seen by visitors today.
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The Upper South Guard's Room served as an anteroom to the Hall of State. It was decorated in 1672 and the late King Gustaf VI Adolf (d. 1973), who lived at Drottningholm Palace during the winter months, used this room to celebrate Christmas in with his family.
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The ceiling in the Upper South Guard's Room is decorated with a painting of the Fall of Phaethon by Johan Sylvius in 1694.
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Cartouche sculpted by the Italians Carlo Carove and Giovanni Caroveri. The cartouches around the room all have different inscriptions and are decorated with symbols of the sun, the moon and stars.
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Cartouche sculpted by the Italians Carlo Carove and Giovanni Caroveri. 'Comes Fidissima' (Faithful Compania).
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Cartouche sculpted by the Italians Carlo Carove and Giovanni Caroveri. 'Crescit Ut Aspicitor'.
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Rikssalen (the Hall of State) was redecorated in the 1850's by Fredric Wilhelm Scholander for King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine. It is a gallery of the contemporary European monarchs. Here is Napoleon III (a first cousin of Josephine's), Oscar I, Queen Victoria, Tsar Nicholas I and Pope Pius IX. The Queen, who was a devout catholic, commissioned the Swedish painter Sophie Adlersparre to paint the Holy Father in Rome in 1855.
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Here are the portraits of Pope Pius IX and King Maximilian II of Bavaria (a first cousin of Queen Josephina's) in the Hall of State. The room was used for receptions, banquets and for dancing. The 350 year old oak beams can't support disco dancing so it is only used for banquets today.
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The portrait of Pope Pius IX is crowned by his tiara in carved gilt wood.
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The French Imperial crown on the frame of Napoleon III's portrait.
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The Austrian crown on top of the frame of Emperor Franz Josef's portrait.
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Queen Josephina of Sweden and Norway's first cousin King Maximilian II of Bavaria (1848-64) by Julius Zimmerman. She was the granddaughter of Empress Joséphine of France and her mother was Amalia Augusta of Bavaria.
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A portrait of the splendidly moustachioed King Vittorio Emanuele II of Sardinia (1820-78). It's only a small portrait above one of the three doors in the Hall of State.
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The Hall of State with portraits of Pedro V of Portugal, Sultan Abdülmecid I of the Ottoman Empire, Leopold I of the Belgians and Georg V, the last King of Hannover. Gustaf V's grandchildren often used to play Badminton in here during their visits at Christmas time in the 1920's until it was discovered how weak the floor was.
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A portrait of Abdülmecid I (1823-61) who succeeded as the 31st Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1839.
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The Queens Room was created by Queen Josephina of Sweden-Norway in the 1850's with a collection of European consorts. Here are Queen Elisabeth of Prussia (her aunt), Empress Eugénie of France (married to her cousin Napoleon III), Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Josephina herself. The furniture is all Gustavian.
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Empress Eugénie of France after Franz Xaver Winterhalter's official portrait began in 1853.
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The Queens Room with Georg Haupt's desk made in 1770 for Queen Lovisa Ulrica. The Gustavian decor by Jean-Baptiste Masreliez in this room was transferred here in the late 19th century from another room on this floor.
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The Yellow Salon has a set of Swedish Louis XV chairs from the mid-18th century. The silk with the Swedish three crown motif was designed by Jean Eric Rehn and recently woven at the silk weavers Almgrens in Stockholm.
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Brussels tapestry with Apollo symbolising the Day, signed Guillaume van Leefdael. Woven c 1650 after a design by Jan van den Hoecke, one of Ruben's pupils.
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One of a pair of Gustavian console tables probably made by Jean-Baptiste Masreliez. The lapis lazuli stone tops were ordered by Gustaf III from the Imperial Russian stone manufactory 'Le Moulin' at Peterhof after his visit there in 1777.
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Queen Hedvig Eleonora had the Upper Gallery decorated to commemorate her son Carl XI's (d. 1697) military victories in the wars against Denmark. Sweden gained its natural border in the south and the King married the Danish Princess Ulrica Eleonora in 1680 after the peace treaty had been concluded. The paintings are by Johann Philip Lembke and the ceiling was decorated in 1690 by Johan Sylvius.
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Allegorical painting from 1690 on the ceiling in Carl XI's Gallery by Johan Sylvius.
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A marble sculpture of Apollo by the sculptor Nicolae Millich (1633-99) from Antwerp
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The Upper Vestibule designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder in the 1660's. From here you have the best view over the formal Baroque garden. This is one of my favourite interiors at Drottningholm. It was also used sometimes for dinners as happened on 17 May in 1702 to celebrate Carl XII's 20th birthday.
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A close up of the painted walls imitating marble and one of the busts of fantasy 'Gothic' kings by Millich in the Upper Vestibule.
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The monogram HERS for Queen Hedvig Eleonora Regina Suecia builder of Drottningholm Palace sculpted by the Italians Carlo Carove and Giovanni Caroveri.
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A corner of the Upper Vestibule at Drottningholm Palace.
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A seventeenth century marble bus to Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180).
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Bust by Nicolae Millich of King Carl XI of Sweden (1655-97). He was only five when his father died and his mother Queen Hedvig Eleonora lead the Regency that ruled the country until he came of age in 1672. In 1680 he restored royal power and became an absolute monarch.
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The main entrance to the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm
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The small chapel at Drottningholm Palace is housed in the north roundel and was began to be built c 1680, but wasn't completed until the late 1720's. The altarpiece depicting the Holy Communion is by Georg Engelhardt Schröder.
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The organ on the balcony to the left built by the foremost organ builder at the time, Johan Niclas Cahman, was installed in 1730. The balcony to the right is the pulpit.
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The monogram on the royal balcony is the of Queen Ulrica Eleonora the Younger on who's initiative the chapel was completed. She was the daughter of Carl XI, sister of Carl XII and wife of Fredric I.
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The cut crystal and ormolu chandelier made for 100 candles was originally made in the 1840's for the Vita Havet ballroom at the Stockholm Royal Palace. It was restored and hung here in the 1990's.
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At one September issue of swedish Kalle Anka (Donald Duck) Kalle and his nephews go to Drottningholm Palace and the adventure begins. The nephews aren't initially very interested in uncle Kalle's a recitation from the tourist brochure, but when it is found out that several valuable objects have disappeared from the Palace, they get excited and Kalle must do his best to keep up with the action. In addition to the special written story the issue contains also picture puzzles and a fact sheet that has been developed in cooperation with the Drottningholm Palace Administration.
Kalle Anka intar Drottningholms slott - Kalle Anka
Kalle Anka intar Drottningholms slott - Egmont Publishing
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The Generals Hall was a memorial gallery where Queen Ulrica Eleonora the Younger collected portraits of her late brother Carl XII (killed 1718) and his generals. There are also topographical scenes of their successful battles. Oscar II had the dark blue Baroque style panelling added in the late 19th century.
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The ceiling painting with a scene from the old Norse saga of Ragnar Lordbroke in the Generals Hall by Gerrit van Honthorst is dated 1643. It had been looted by Swedish troops from Kronborg Castle in Denmark and was placed here by Oscar II circa 1890.
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The Oscar Hall was created in Baroque style by the architect Agi Lindegren to house a set of Mortlake tapestries. It was completed in time for Oscar II's silver jubilee as monarch in 1897 and paid for by the King himself.
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The set of tapestries with motifs from the story of Hero and Leander were woven for Charles I of England at Mortlake in the 1630's. Count Johan Oxenstierna acquired them and gave them in 1654 as a wedding gift to Carl X Gustaf and Queen Hedvig Eleonora. The Baroque style armchair is from a set made for the Swedish Pavilion at the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.
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The amazing tiled stove in the Chinese Salon was a gift to Gustaf III of Sweden when he visited his cousin Catherine the Great in 1777. It is made by the Imperial Russian Porcelain Factory. Is there any other ones like this or similar in Russia? It would be interesting to find out if any one knows.
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A close up photo of the amazing Chinese style tiled stove made in St Persburg and given to Gustaf III of Sweden in 1777.
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The tapestry designed by Carle van Loo and made by Les Gobelin in 1779 was a gift from Louis XVI in 1784 to Gustaf III when he visited France in 1784. The motif from the antique Greek mythology depicts how Theseus captures the Marathonian Bull. The French Louis XV armchairs are signed Louis Cresson.
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A Russian chandelier in the Chinese Salon acquired in 1796 by Gustaf IV Adolph on his visit to St Petersburg. The young king was planning to marry Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna, a granddaughter of Catherine the great. The marriage didn't happen as she wouldn't convert to the Swedish Lutheran Church.
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Overdoor decoration by Jean-Baptiste Masreliez from 1779 when he redecorated the room for Gustaf III. It had been his father King Adolph Fredric's bedroom before.
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