Davids Samling Art Museum
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Davids Samling Art Museum information
East of Kongens Have, Davids Samling is a wonderful curiosity of a gallery housing Scandinavia’s largest collections of Islamic art, including jewellery, ceramics and silk, and exquisite works such as an Egyptian rock crystal jug from AD 1000 and a 500-year-old Indian dagger inlaid with rubies. That’s all up on the 4th floor and worth a visit in itself, but on your way up you can spend a fruitful couple of hours taking in the museum’s fine Danish, English and French furniture and art from the 18th and 19th centuries. All of this was bequeathed to the museum by the barrister Christian Ludvig David, who died in 1960, and is maintained by the foundation he founded. The museum is housed in his former home, a neoclassical mansion dating from 1806.