Lower Elbe salon, former "garden hall"

Franz Gustav Forsmann (1795-1878)1834

Jenisch Haus, Historische Museen Hamburg

Jenisch Haus, Historische Museen Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

By virtue of its location and design, the hall is what's known as a 'garden hall'. It was the most important room in 19th century manor house architecture. With three almost room-height French windows, it is designed as a portico on the south side of the house. The French windows allowed for both a view of the park, framed by columns, and access to the open-air terrace. The large frieze on the walls of the salon is reminiscent of the palmette frieze from the north door of the Erechtheion of the Acropolis in Athens, first discovered in 1821.


  • Title: Lower Elbe salon, former "garden hall"
  • Creator: Franz Gustav Forsmann (1795-1878)
  • Date Created: 1834
  • Location: Jenisch Haus, Unterer Elbsalon, Klein Flottbek
  • Rights: SHMH
  • External Link: http://www.jenisch-haus.de

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