There are palmette ornaments in the white hall and throughout the house.
There are palmette ornaments in the white hall and throughout the house. The young Hamburg resident Franz Gustav Forsmann and the older Karl Friedrich Schinkel from Berlin, who was well-known at the time, were not the only architects who used the palmette style. During this period, the sensational archeological excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum were fascinating citizens and, as a result, many stylistic elements being were taken from Greco-Roman antiquity. The palmette was distributed as an ancient motif in the sample collection "Vorbilder für Fabrikanten und Handwerker" (Templates for Manufacturers and Handworkers), compiled from 1821 to 1837 by different architects and artists, including Schinkel.