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Sofia Magdalena's State Bedchamber

Queen Sofia Magdalena was married to King Gustav III. Her French-style state bedchamber was decorated at the same time that King Gustav III commissioned his own state bedchamber. The architect Jean Eric Rehn decorated both bedchambers.

The ceiling paintings were carried out between 1732 and 1734 by the French artist Guillaume-Thomas-Raphaël Taraval and Antoine Baptiste Monnoyer.

Both the portraits in the bed alcove were painted by François Gérard. They depict Queen Josefina's parents, the Duke and Duchess of Leuchtenberg.

The blue urns date from around the 16th century and are Chinese, but their mounts and the surrounding candelabra are French bronze work from the 1780s.

The ceiling depicts Mother Svea surrounded by female representations of the four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and America.