“Mit köstlichen tapetzereyen und anderer herrlicher zier” – Interiors for Court Festivals and Ceremonies

Krönungsteppich des dänischen Königshauses

Coronation Carpet of the Danish Royal Family, Isfahan, c. 1650–60, Copenhagen, The Royal Danish Collections © Rosenborg Castle

This subproject analyzes ephemeral interior constructions and object ensembles that were used during court ceremonies and festivities from the early modern period until the eighteenth century. Most of these were compound spaces, combining objects from different periods and regions. The subproject will elucidate the construction and furnishing of such transitory interiors with a view towards the complex messages they conveyed within formalized sequences of events.