The Palace of Christian VII - Amalienborg: I: Moltke House 1749-1794 - II: The Royal Mansion 1794-1996
by Museum Tusculanum Press (9788772899275)

The Palace of Christian VII - Amalienborg: I: Moltke House 1749-1794 - II: The Royal Mansion 1794-1996
 
Museum Tusculanum Press
Release Date: 06 June 2004
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 627
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788772899275
ISBN-10: 8772899271



This two-volume work offers a comprehensive history and description of The Palace of Christian VII at the royal castle, Amalienborg, in Copenhagen. The palace was created by the architect Nicolai Eigtved, whose richly varied, yet carefully controlled style secured him a position among the foremost representatives of Rococo in European architecture. The palace was built for King Frederik Vs friend and counsellor Adam Gottlob Moltke, and through a combination of ambition, good taste and ample financial resources he made the mansion with its sumptuous interiors the most impressive private residence in Denmark. Later refinements were made by leading architects of the epoch, N.-H. Jardin and C. F. Harsdorff. When Christiansborg Palace burnt down two years after Moltkes death, Christian VII bought the mansion and made it his residence hence its present name and the title of this book. After the kings death in 1808, the mansions state suite continued to be used by the Court for banq

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