A collection of 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 chandelier was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and comes from a manor house in East Holstein.
His palmette ornamentation is reminiscent of the gilded window grilles of Jenisch House. The inspiration for this was the pilaster capital of the Temple of Apollo in Didyma, or the geison of the Athena Temple in Priene.
Project, Coordination and Realization: Anna Symanczyk, Martina Fritz
Text: Dr. Nicole Tiedemann
Photos: Michaela Hegenbarth