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Josefine 11-21-2002 06:00 AM

Tullgarn Palace, Sörmland
Tullgarn Palace

Tullgarn Palace is a former summer residence located on the Häggnäsviken Bay in Trosa, Sörmland.
The Palace was built in the 1720s, and was acquired for the crown in 1772 by King Gustav III, who leant the Palace to his younger brother Duke Fredrik Adolf.
Major interior changes were made following 1881, when King Gustav V took over the Palace with his consort, Queen Victoria.

Tullgarn Palace - Kungahuset [NS4 version]

Dennism 05-31-2004 03:16 AM

Some photos of Tullgarns Slott:

The grounds and exterior


Nice Floral Design

Closer view of design

Exterior upclose

Windows and Door

Guarding it all

Into a salon

A detail in the green bedroom

GrandDuchess 07-25-2004 12:22 PM

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From Corbis:

Stockholm, Sweden" a Royal Greeting. All set to congratulate their great grandfather, King Gustaf V of Sweden, during yesterday's 91st birthday celebration, are (left to right), Princess Birgitta, Little Prince Carl Gustaf and the Princess Margaretha, Christina, and Desiree. The old Monarch celebrated his birthday with the royal family at the royal Castle of Tullgarn.
Entrance to Salon at Tullgarn Palace, Sweden. An doorway leads into a salon furnished with a parquet floor and ornately gilded walls. Tullgarn Palace, Sweden.
A vast lawn stretches toward Tullgarn Palace, also called Tullgarns Slott, in Vagnharad, Sweden.
The terrase on the backside
Flowers form ornamental design
Flowers form ornamental design
A detail in Tullgarn Palace's Green Bedroom shows part of the green-striped bed and a gilded boisserie.

From the Tullgarn Palace broschure:

In the room 'Lilla förmaket' (see file name) there is now a small tree table with glass, keeping the guestbook and the page you can see the self written signatures of the last Tsar Family of Russia. They came to Tullgarn on an official visit with a large ship in their last years...

hrhcp 07-25-2004 12:49 PM

the first picture is the best picutre from Tullgarn, THANKS. :)

Todd 07-25-2004 03:54 PM

Great pictures !

It looks like a beautiful place, but my favorite picture is of little Crown Prince Carl Gustaf with his sisters. Such a happy little prince !

Dennism 07-29-2004 10:29 PM

Yes. Great photos once again by Grand Duchess of another palace. Tullgarn is quite lovely.

GrandDuchess 12-21-2004 05:33 AM

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My pictures of the palaces I visited this past summer and then added pictures off are taking a bit much of my bandwidth at Photobucket. I will let the broschure and Corbis pics be in my earlier posts be, but I will now re-post the pictures I took myself of the palaces as attachments.

My pictures of Tullgarn Palace from 25 July 2004:

Josefine 03-26-2009 06:01 PM

how is it used today
i think madeleine and carl philip have had parties there
but can one live in it?

CyrilVladisla 08-30-2014 09:41 PM

The breakfast room is decorated in southern German Renaissance style from the 1890s.

LadyFinn 11-01-2015 05:15 AM

The Blue Salon, Tullgarn Palace's parade room, has during this year been under careful painting restoration, which should be ready in November.
Blå salongen på Tullgarns slott Berlinerblå efter restaurering - Statens fastighetsverk

An Ard Ri 11-01-2015 07:46 AM

From Wikipedia

eya 11-01-2015 01:41 PM

Beautiful palace. I suppose no longer used as the kings summer residence since the Kings prefer the Soliden palace?

LadyFinn 01-05-2016 10:07 AM

From the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer

The Dining Room
Gustaf V's Billiards Room
The Small Ante Room
The Red Salon
The State Bedroom
A French porcelain vase from the 1820's with a painting of the Palais de Saint-Cloud.

Hans-Rickard 02-07-2016 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by eya (Post 1835112)
Beautiful palace. I suppose no longer used as the kings summer residence since the Kings prefer the Soliden palace?

You are correct. Tullgarn haven't been used as an official residence since the days of King Gustaf V, the great grandfather of King Carl XVI Gustaf who was King between 1907-1950.

Tullgarn is still an official Royal Residence and the Royal Family has access to a guest apartment there for when they are visiting the Palace or hosting an event there but no one lives there anymore.

LadyFinn 04-21-2016 03:24 PM

Tullgarn Palace in spring 2016, photo from the Facebook of The National Property Board

CyrilVladisla 11-01-2016 10:07 PM

Tullgarn Palace: A royal Summer palace

LadyFinn 08-14-2017 12:34 PM

Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a swedish born antique dealer and expert, author and photographer.
The Swedish royal summer palace was built 1720-27 by French architects Joseph-Gabriel Destain for Count Magnus Julius De la Gardie. In 1771 it was bought by the State as a summer residence for Gustaf III's youngest brother Prince Fredric (1750-1803). Gustaf V (1858-1950) was the last royal to use it as a regular summer residence.
When Crown Prince Gustaf (V) married Princess Victoria of Baden in 1881 they were given Tullgarn as their summer residence. They received many guests here and in the 1890's Victoria's first cousin Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany arrived on a visit onboard his ship Hohenzollern. This was a happy occasion and another special occasion happened in 1909 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia came with his whole family onboard their ship Standart. They spent the night onboard their ship as they were worried for the risk of an assassination attempt.
Tullgarn Palace with the ramps leading up to the terrace. Gustaf V used to go out fishing with a local fisherman when he lived here. The royal family and their court used to go out by boat to some small island and have picnics in the summer. Servants would set up tables decorated with fine china, silver and crystal glasses and the king thought it was all very simple and basic.
The wings on either side of the terrace contained guest bedrooms. The small rooms still retain their Neoclassical decor and furniture from the early 19th century.
Prince Fredric started an ambitious rebuilding and redecorating program of Tullgarn in the 1780s. He hired some of the best decorators at the time, the brothers Louis and Jean-Baptiste Masreliez, Pehr Ljung and Ernst Philip Thoman. This work wasn't completed until 1807, four years after his death. Work with the Dining Room, the largest room, started in the late 1790s. In 1881 the walls room was painted in dark colours imitating oak panelling and furnished with Baroque style chairs and table fashionable at the time. Gustaf VI Adolf had this and many other rooms restored back to how it originally was in the 1950s.
A pastel portrait of Prince Fredric of Sweden, Duke of Östergötland (1750-1803) by Alexander Roslin, 1775. The arrangement with the green silk taffeta curtain is a reconstruction of an original arrangement to protect the delicate pastel colours from too much light. The Prince never married but had several mistresses, the longest lasting was Sophie Hagman (1758-1826), a ballet dancer. She was presented at Court where she was well liked by Gustaf III and she became the Prince's official mistress with the King's approval. Sophie had her own house here at Tullgarn called Bellevue.
A portrait bust of Oscar (I)(1799-1859) as Crown Prince by Gusat Göthe is a reminder that he and his family spent many happy summers here at Tullgarn from 1830. His wife Joséphine continued to live here until here death in 1876.
A close up detail of the decor of the Dining Room at Tullgarn. The Bacchanalian frieze (considered suitable for a di groom) was probably made by Ernst Philip Thoman.
A corner of the Dining Room at Tullgarn Palace. It is very unusual to find French windows in Sweden, especially from the 19th century because of the cold climate.
The bust of Carl XIV Johan (1763-1844) (Bernadotte) is by the sculptor Johan Niclas Byström.

LadyFinn 08-16-2017 02:19 PM

Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a swedish born antique dealer and expert, author and photographer.
A detail of the wonderful Bacchanalian frieze in the Dining Room at Tullgarn. It is believed it was sculpted by Johan Philip Thoman in the 1790s.
A large Chinese serving dish, dated 1796, from a large dinner service commissioned by Prince Fredric for Tullgarn from the Swedish East India Company. Each piece is decorated with an image of the house.
Gustaf V's Billiards Room at Tullgarn was decorated in the late 19th century. The large painting on the wall depicts the Russian ship Standart together with the Swedish Royal ship Drott (in the background) on the occasion of the last Tsar's visit to Gustaf V at Tullgarn in June 1909. This was after the official state visit to Stockholm which turned out to be the last such foreign trip for the Russian Imperial family.
An 18th century Swedish tiled stove in the Billiards Room at Tullgarn. It's not original to the room but as installed at the end of the 19th century.
The Blue Salon was decorated around 1890 for Crown Princess Victoria in a German Rococo revival style reminiscent of interiors in the Karlsruhe Grand Ducal Palace where Victoria grew up. The chairs, sofa and table were also made in Germany. It original had a floral carpet and palms in Chinese pots. The French Louis XVI chimneypiece survives from the 18th century.
Two of the four overdoor paintings in the Blue Salon with exotic birds by a German artist called A. Waagen.
A gilt bronze Rococo revival chandelier, probably German, late 19th century in the Blue Salon.
A pastel portrait of Princess Sophia Albertina (1753-1829) when she was 15-years old by Gustaf Lundberg. She had been reigning Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (the last) in North Germany from 1787 until 1803 when it was taken over by Prussia. She took over Tullgarn as a summer residence after her brother Prince Fredric and could move in after the redecorations were completed in 1806.
A very fine German Louis XV commode in the Blue Salon at Tullgarn made in Berlin c 1755 by Johann Michael Hopenhaupt II and the ébénist Schilansky. It was possibly a gift to Queen Lovisa Ulrica from her Prussian family and then inherited by her son Prince Fredric.
A pastel portrait in the Blue Salon at Tullgarn of Prince Heinrich of Prussia (1726-1802), a successful general and diplomat. He was the youngest brother of Fredrick the Great of Prussia and Lovisa Ulrica, Queen of Sweden.
One of a pair of Russian Empire hardstone (porphyry?) and ormolu urns on the chimneypiece in the Blue Salon at Tullgarn.

Duc_et_Pair 08-16-2017 03:22 PM

Much appreciated, Lady Finn!

LadyFinn 08-19-2017 02:44 AM

Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a swedish born antique dealer and expert, author and photographer.
The Red Salon at Tullgarn has a unique inlaid floor and it is said that the artistically talented Prince Fredric participated in its execution. The portrait in the centre is that of King Adolph Fredric (the father of Prince Fredric) by Lorentz Pasch the Younger dated 1767. On either side are portraits of two of Louis XV of France's mistresses, copies by Alexander Roslin after Jean Marc Nattier. The long Gustavian sofa and chairs are by Eric Öhrmark.
A detail of the Neoclassical tiled stove in the Red Salon at Tullgarn. It was probably made c 1790 by the Rörstrand Porcelain Factory in Stockholm. The Wedgwood style frieze of dancing girls is attributed to Johan Philip Thoman.
King Adolph Fredric (1710-71) by Lorentz Pasch the Younger 1767. The king was born a prince of Holstein-Gottorp, ruled as Prince-Bishop of Lübeck 1727-50 and was elected heir and crown prince of Sweden in 1743. He succeeded as king in 1751 and was the father of Gustaf III, Carl XIII, Prince Fredric and Princess Sophia Albertina. He was a popular king who had little power which suited him fine, but his imperious queen Lovisa Ulrica thought otherwise and tried and failed to stage a coup d'etat in 1756 to restore royal power.
A large Gustavian screen with embroideries by Queen Lovisa Ulrica and her ladies-in-waiting given to her daughter Princess Sophia Albertina. The motif to the embroideries would have been copied from French engravings.
An overdoor in the Red Salon designed and carved by Jean-Baptiste Masreliez. Looking into the State Bedroom next door.
The State Bedroom at Tullgarn was part of the suite of official rooms. It was intended as the bedroom of the wife of Prince Fredric. As he never married, the first to occupy it was his sister Princess Sophia Albertina after it was completed in 1806 by Jean-Baptiste Masreliez. It was later used by Queen Joséphine 1830-76 and by Queen Victoria 1881-1930. The French Louis XVI style green silk damask by Tassinari et Châtel was installed a few years ago.
A detail of the bed in the State Bedroom at Tullgarn. The carved gilded wreath of roses indicates that this bed was made for a lady. The Louis XVI style silk damask was woven by the French firm Tassinari et Châtel in Lyon.
The State Bedroom at Tullgarn with a console table probably made by Pehr Ljung c 1800.
A French Louis XV gilt bronze clock symbolising Asia in the State Bedroom at Tullgarn signed 'Martin ā Paris'.
The decor in the State Bedroom at Tullgarn was designed in the 1790s by the brothers Louis and Jean-Baptiste Masreliez.
One of the two original tiled stoves to survive in the state rooms at Tullgarn. They were probably made by the Rörstrand factory in Stockholm c 1790-1800.
A page open in the guestbook at Tullgarn with the signatures of the last Russian Imperial family's visit 28 June (15 June Russian date) aboard their ship Standart. 'Nicolas, Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana, Marie, Anastasia and A (for Alexis)'. This was their last official foreign state visit.

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