The Treasure Collection At Rosenborg Castle: The Inventories Of 1696 And 1718 by Jørgen HeinThe Treasure Collection At Rosenborg Castle: The Inventories Of 1696 And 1718 by Jørgen Hein

The Treasure Collection At Rosenborg Castle: The Inventories Of 1696 And 1718

byJørgen Hein

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Rosenborg Castle houses one of the finest treasure collections in Europe. The castle, which was built as a summer residence in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Christian IV of Denmark-Norway in the period 1606–1634, contains, among other things, the coronation regalia, jewelry, weapons, and objects of rock crystal, hardstones, ivory, and narwhal tusk.
 
With Rosenborg’s two oldest inventories from 1696 and 1718 as the point of departure, the present work charts the making of the treasure collection and its contents and offers a unique insight into the items of the collection in words and images.
 
The Treasure Collection at Rosenborg Castle is the result of years of laborious research. The author, Jørgen Hein, combines his immense knowledge about the items and the historical facts of the treasure collection with a vivid and engrossing narrative, and with its three exclusive volumes the work offers a fascinating foray into the world of pomp and circumstance that surrounded the Danish-Norwegian kings in the period between 1500 and 1900.
Jørgen Hein is Senior Curator at the Royal Danish Collection at Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace. Amongst many things responsible for the reconstruction of the Green Cabinet, the collection of precious objects as well as the amber and ivory gallery at Rosenborg Castle. Editor and author of some 100 catalogues and articles on jew...
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Title:The Treasure Collection At Rosenborg Castle: The Inventories Of 1696 And 1718Format:PaperbackDimensions:846 pages, 1 × 1 × 4.4 inPublished:June 6, 2009Publisher:Museum Tusculanum PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8763501317

ISBN - 13:9788763501316

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Table of Contents

Volume I: Text
Author's Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Conventions
Genealogical Table of the Danish Royal Family

1. Subject, Problem, the Scandinavian Background, General Outline
2. Treasure Collection of the Kunstkammer—the European Background
3. Sources and Method
4. The Royal Inheritance: Regalia, Precious Objects and Decorative Art from the Reformation to the Death of Christian IV in 1648
5. Frederik III, the Kunstkammer, Rosenborg and the Private Collections 1648–70
6. Christian V, the Kunstkammer and Rosenborg 1670–96
7. The Regalia Chamber and the Green Cabinet 1696–1718: Frederik IV, the Spoils of War from Gottorp and the Inheritance from Dowager Queen Charlotte Amalie
8. The Institutional Collections and the New Residence 1718-1824: Rosenborg, the Kunstkammer and the First Christiansborg
9. From Royal Collections to Public Museums: The Dissolution of the Kunstkammer in the 1820s, the New Specialised Museums and the Various Roles Assigned to Rosenborg
10. Appendices 1–18: Extracts of Inventory Lists and Travel Accounts
11. Introduction to the Main Groups of the Collection
12. Bibliography
13. Summary in Danish
    Danish Names of Buildings and Places
14. Index
15. Photographic Acknowledgements

Volume II: Catalogue, Part I
A Note on the Structure of the Catalogue
Abbreviations and Conventions
The Regalia Chamber (nos. 1–198)
The Green Cabinet (nos. 199–574)

Volume III: Catalogue, Part II
A Note on the Structure of the Catalogue
Abbreviations and Conventions
The Green Cabinet (nos. 575–899)
Objects Removed from the Green Cabinet 1696–1718 (nos. 900–1009)
The Saddle Cupboard (nos. 1010–1027)

Editorial Reviews

“This large book could be described as a treasure hunt. ... [Jørgen Hein’s] monumental study, following on from the research of Mogens Bencard and his predecessors, is an extraordinarily well-documented analysis of the early modern royal values and attitudes. It is also beautifully illustrated, not only with details of the objects but with a rich range of portraits, architectural drawings, nineteenth century photographs and plans.”