The Royal Dining Table Tapestry and More

by Agnes Felber November. 14, 2015 1305 views

During the Dano-Swedish War of 1658-60, Kronborg was besieged, attacked and conquered by a Swedish army, commanded by Carl Gustaf Wrangel.

As a result of the Swedish occupation, Kronborg was deprived of many of its most precious art works, including the richly decorated fountain in the castle courtyard, Frederick II's canopy and a number of the large ceiling paintings commissioned by Christian IV for the ballroom.
The dining table canopy on the first photo of this series was taken by the Swedes, as well, and now it is back on loan and exhibited in Kronborg Castle.

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