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against toothache. — Room V. Travelling requisites, sledges, harness,
saddles, stirrups, a fine bedstead from the Romsdal, old tapestry. In the
glass-cases at the windows are riding-whips, basket-work, and two
'Budstikker' (wooden cases for official messages, which the peasantry of
each parish were bound to carry to the boundary of the next parish). —
Room VI. Drinking-vessels. a 'Hogsate' (i.e. a bench used as the seat of
honour). — Room VII. Drinking-vessels, small carved household utensils,
and pictures (girl from Telemarken, man and woman from the Numedal,
group from the Hitterdal, a Lapp woman and child from Finmarken).
Movable frames containing figures in Norwegian costume. Carved mangle-
boards. — Room VIII. Ornaments and weapons, embroidery, handsome
old belts from the Ssetersdal (p. 4); powder-horns of the 16-18th cent.; old
halberds, spears, and other weapons. — Room IX. Musical instruments;
Norwegian 'Prims'.ave' (calendar-staves) and rustic furniture; in the glass-
cases snuff-horns and snuff-boxes. — Room X. Objects from Iceland. —
Room XI. Domestic utensils from Norway; scythes, sickles, looms, etc.—
Room XII. Norwegian furniture.; cabinets, carved presses, chests, etc.
A supplementary section has been established on the first floor
of Drottninggatan 88.
Room I. Objects connected with seafaring: canoes, galleons, votive ships
from churches, hatchets, grapnels, ship's lanterns and cables. — Room II.
Rococo objects: observe in particular a suite of furniture for the royal
palace, covered with tapestry, said to date from the first half of the 18th
cent, (probably of Stockholm workmanship). — Room III. Renaissance
objects, including a collection of relics from German guilds. — Room IV.
N. Frisian room in 17th cent, style, reconstructed by H. Sauermann, director
of the Flensburg museum, after a model at Hallig Hooge on the W. coast
of Slesvig; also a collection of wood-carvings of the 16th-18th cent, and
a Dutch loom introduced by Jonas Altsirbmer in 1720, probably the first
used in Sweden. — We return through Room IV. to Room V. Woodwork,
mediaeval, and of first, half of 16th cent. — Rooms VI-VIII. Pharmaceutical
collection; in Room VI. retorts, distilling apparatus, and other laboratory
vessels; in Room VII. apothecary's utensils and memorials of the Swedish
apothecary K. W. Scheele (d. 1786) of Stralsund, the discoverer of oxygen,
hydrofluoric acid, tartaric acid, etc.; in the centre an alchemist's furnace
and a receptacle for poisons; also several tastefully executed German apo¬
thecary's boxes. In Room VIII. a complete apothecary's shop, from the
'Apotheke' of the palace in Drottningholm.
In the Rorstrandsgata, diverging to the S.W., rises the Gothic
English Church (PI. 21; B, 2).
On the right side of the Drottninggata, nearly opposite the
Rorstrandsgata, is the Academy of Science (Wetenskaps-Academi ;
PI. 4; C, 1), founded by Swedish savants in 1739, and endowed
by government in 1741. The first director was Karl v. Linnc
(Linnaius; 1707-78), the celebrated botanist. The academy now
numbers 175 members, of whom 75 are foreigners. The building
contains the valuable and interesting *Natural History Collection,
the property of the state (adm., p. 279).
To the E. of the Academy rises the Adolf-Fredriks-Kyrka
(PI. C, 1, 2), designed by Adlercrantz, erected in 1768-74. It con¬
tains an altarpiece (Resurrection) in plaster, by Sergei, and a
monument, witli sculptures by Sergei, to Descartes (A. at Stock¬
holm, 1650), the famous French mathematician and philosopher,
whos9 remains were removed to Paris in 1661.
In the Drottninggata, on the left, a little beyond the Academy
of Science, is the Technical School (PI. 46; B, 1), designed by
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