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This is sold as being from the Personal Collection of King Gustaf VI Adolf
Gustaf VI Adolf Love of China and Asia was known and celebrated the world over during his life and after with exhibitions of his personal collection all around the world.
On the left hand rail looking at the bed from the foot board is King Gustaf VI Adolf mark which i have had checked out and confirmed as being correct.
Also to further back this up the palace / castle in which came from housed his love for asian Furniture and ceramics which he is well known for and had many exhibition of his personal collection over the years even the V&A I believe and National Gallery of Art,
TAKEN FROM WIKIPEDIA
Gustaf VI Adolf (Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf, 11 November 1882 – 15 September 1973) was King of Sweden from 29 October 1950 until his death. He was the eldest son of Gustaf V and his wife, Victoria of Baden, and had been Crown Prince of Sweden for the preceding 43 years in the reign of his father. He was the last king to reign under the Instrument of Government of 1809, which formally acknowledged a potentially powerful role for the monarch. However, at the time of his accession the parliamentary system in Sweden had been firmly established for more than three decades, and thus the role of the monarchial head of state was in practice reduced to a figurehead role.
He was also the last Swedish king to date to choose a spouse of equal birth.
Gustaf VI Adolf was a lifelong amateur archeologist particularly interested in Ancient Italian cultures. Later in his life he was a keen supporter of the Civil Rights, meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Stockholm. His death came only days before the election of 1973, which is suggested to have swayed it in support of the incumbent Social Democratic government.
2 Crown Prince (1907-1950)
3 Reign (1950-1973)
4 Personal interests
5 Family and issue
6 Titles, styles, honours and arms
6.1 Titles and styles
Gustav Adolf photographed with his younger brother Vilhelm in 1885.
He was born at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and at birth created Duke of Skåne. A patrilineal member of the Bernadotte, he was also a descendant of the House of Vasa through maternal lines. Through his mother Victoria, he was a descendant of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden of the deposed House of Holstein-Gottorp.
Crown Prince (1907-1950)
In 1938 he was elected an honorary member of the Virginia Society of the Cincinnati.
On 29 October 1950, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf became king at age 67 upon the death of his father, King Gustaf V. He was at the time the world's oldest heir apparent to a monarchy. His personal motto wasPlikten framför allt, "Duty before all".
During Gustaf VI Adolf's reign, work was underway on a new Instrument of Government – eventually taking effect in 1975 after the king's death – to replace the 1809 constitution and produce reforms consistent with the times. Among the reforms sought by some Swedes was the replacement of the monarchy or at least some moderation of the old constitution's provision that "The King alone shall govern the realm."
Gustaf VI Adolf's personal qualities made him popular among the Swedish people and, in turn, this popularity led to strong public opinion in favour of the retention of the monarchy. Gustaf VI Adolf's expertise and interest in a wide range of fields (architecture and botany being but two) made him respected, as did his informal and modest nature and his purposeful avoidance of pomp. The monarchy was, however, made subordinate to a democratic state. Additional powers of the monarch were removed when Sweden's constitutional reform became complete in 1975.
The King died in 1973, ten weeks shy of his 91st birthday, at Helsingborg Hospital after a deterioration in his health that culminated in pneumonia. He was succeeded on the throne by his 27-year-old grandson Carl XVI Gustaf, son of the latePrince Gustaf Adolf. In a break with tradition, he was not buried in Riddarholmskyrkan in Stockholm, but in the Royal Burial Grounds in Haga alongside his two deceased wives.
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf meets some English footballers (c. 1910-1915).
The King's reputation as a "professional amateur professor" was widely known; nationally and internationally, and among his relatives. Gustaf VI Adolf was a devoted archaeologist, and was admitted to the British Academy for his work in botany in 1958. Gustaf VI Adolf participated in archaeological expeditions in China, Greece, Korea and Italy, and founded the Swedish Institute at Rome.
Gustaf VI Adolf had an enormous private library consisting of 80 000 volumes and – nearly more impressively – he actually had read the main part of the books. He had an interest in specialist literature on Chinese art and East Asian history. Throughout his life, King Gustaf VI Adolf was particularly interested in the history of civilization, and he participated in several archaeological expeditions. His other great area of interest was botany, concentrating in flowers and gardening. He was considered an expert on the Rhododendron flower. At Sofiero (the king's summer residence) he created one of the very finest Rhododendron collections.
Like his son, Prince Bertil, Gustaf VI Adolf maintained wide, lifelong interests in sports. He enjoyed tennis and golf, and fly fishing for charity.
Family and issue
Then Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf with his first wife, Princess Margaret of Connaught, and children in 1912.
Gustaf Adolf married Princess Margaret of Connaught on 15 June 1905 in St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle. Princess Margaret was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of the United Kingdom.
Crown Princess Margaret died suddenly on 1 May 1920 of an infection following surgery. At the time, she was eight months pregnant and expecting her sixth child.
King Gustaf VI Adolf with his second wife, Louise Mountbatten, in the 1950s.
He married Lady Louise Mountbatten, formerly Princess Louise of Battenberg, on 3 November 1923 at St. James's Palace. She was the sister of Lord Mountbatten and aunt of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was Lady Louise who became Queen of Sweden. Both Queen Louise and her stepchildren were great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
King Gustaf VI Adolf and Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden had five children:
Name Birth Death Notes
Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten 22 April 1906 26 January 1947 (aged 40) died in a plane crash at Copenhagen Airport, father of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland 7 June 1907 4 February 2002 (aged 94) later Count Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg
Princess Ingrid 28 March 1910 7 November 2000 (aged 90) later Queen of Denmark; wife of Frederick IX of Denmark and mother of the present Queen Margrethe II of Denmark andQueen Anne-Marie of Greece
Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland 28 February 1912 5 January 1997 (aged 84) married Lillian Davies, no issue
Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna 31 October 1916 5 May 2012 (aged 95) later Count Carl Johan, Bernadotte af Wisborg, married Countess Gunilla Wachtmeister af Johannishus, had adopted issue
Gustaf Adolf's second marriage to Louise produced only one stillborn daughter on 30 May 1925.
While his first wife visited her native Britain in the early years of their marriage, it was widely rumored in Sweden that Gustaf Adolf had an affair there with operetta star Rosa Grünberg. Swedish vocalist Carl-Erik Olivebring (1919–2002) in a press interview admitted to being an extramarital son of Gustaf VI Adolf, a claim taken seriously by the king's biographer Kjell Fridh (1944–1998).
King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden was the grandfather of both his direct successor King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Royal Monogram of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.svg
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sir
Titles and styles
His title used in official documents was: Gustaf Adolf, by the Grace of God, King of Sweden, of the Goths and of the Wends (Swedish: Gustaf Adolf, med Guds nåde, Sveriges, Götes och Vendes Konung).
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia.
Sweden Grand Master (and Knight with Collar from birth) of the Order of the Seraphim
Sweden Lord and Master (and Commander Grand Cross from birth) of the Order of the Sword
Sweden Grand Master (and Commander Grand Cross from birth) of the Order of the Polar Star
Sweden Lord and Master (and Commander Grand Cross) of the Order of Vasa
Lord and Master (and Knight by birth) of the Order of Charles XIII
High Protector (and Honorary Knight) of the Order of Saint John in Sweden
Oscar II and Queen Sofia golden wedding memory sign
Oscar II's 35-year reign jubilee memory sign
His Majesty King Gustaf V's 70th birthday instituted memory sign
Austria Great Star of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria (1960)
Austria-Hungary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary (Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Belgium Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold
Knight of the Order of the Elephant (1903)
Grand Commander of the Order of Dannebrog (24 March 1952)
Egypt Collar of the Order of Mohammed Ali
Finland Commander Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the White Rose
France Knight Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour
Germany Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Kingdom of Prussia Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle
Kingdom of Prussia Commander of the Order of the Red Eagle
Grand Duchy of Baden Knight Grand Cross of the House Order of Fidelity
Grand Duchy of Oldenburg House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Knight Grand Cross of the Saxe-Ernestine House Order
Kingdom of Saxony Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Rue Crown
Greece Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer
Iceland Knight Grand Cross decorated with Collar of the Order of the Falcon
Iran Grand Collar of the Order of Pahlavi
Iraq Order of Al Rafidain
Italy Knight Grand Cross decorated with Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (14 June 1966)
Kingdom of Italy Knight of the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation (1905)
Kingdom of Italy Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (1905)
Kingdom of Italy Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Italy (1905)
Japan Collar of the Order of the Chrysanthemum
Netherlands Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
Commander of the Order of St. Olav
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Norwegian Lion
Ottoman Empire Knight of the Order of Osmanieh, 1st Class
Peru Order of the Sun with diamonds
Portugal Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword
Knight of the Order of St. Andrew
Knight of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Stanislaus
Knight of The Class of the Order of St. Anna, 1st class
Knight of the Order of the White Eagle
Spain Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece (1910, 1126th Knight)
Thailand Royal Knight of the Order of the Royal House of Chakri
Stranger Knight of the Order of the Garter (1954, 915th Knight)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Royal Victorian Chain
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf receives his doctor's diploma as an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago from the university's president, Professor Max Mason, 1926
In 1918, Gustaf VI Adolf received an honorary doctorate at Lund University, in 1926 an Honorary Doctorate at Yale, Princeton and Clark Universities, at Cambridge in 1929 and in 1932 at the University of Dorpat.
Upon his creation as Duke of Skåne, Gustaf Adolf was granted a coat of arms with the arms of Skåne in base. These arms can be seen on his stall-plates both as Knight of the Swedish order of the Seraphim in the Riddarsholmskyrkan in Sweden, but also the Frederiksborg Chapel in Copenhagen, Denmark, as an Knight of the Danish Order of the Elephant. Upon his accession to the throne in 1950, he assumed the Arms of Dominion of Sweden.
Prins Gustaf (VI) Adolf vapen.svg
Over All Height 108"
Over All Width 81" 1/2'
Over All Length 93"
We can Have a hand made mattress made to order and any specification
Floor to Bottom of under side of Mattress 21" ( sitting position )
Clearance from bottom of mattress to under side of top rail 75"
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|Height||108.00 inch||(274.32 cm)|
|Width||81.50 inch||(207.01 cm)|
|Depth||93.00 inch||(236.22 cm)|