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Erichsen Mansion

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Location  Copenhagen
Completed  1801
Opened  1801
Construction started  1799
Country  Denmark
Client  Erich Erichsen
Architectural style  Caspar Frederik Harsdorff
Erichsen Mansion
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The Erichsen Mansion (Danish: Erichsens Palæ) is a historic building located at Kongens Nytorv in central Copenahgen9, Denmark. It is now part of Danske Bank's headquarters.

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History

The Erichsens Mansion was built for merchant and shipowner Erich Erichsen in 1799. It was designed by Caspar Frederik Harsdorff but when he died later that same year it was completed by his son-in-law Gottfried Schaper in 1801.

A later owner was Rasmus Jørgensen, known as Specie-Jørgensen, owned the mansion. In 1846, he sold it to royal chair-maker C. B. Hansen.

Kjøbenhavns Handelsbank acquired the building in 1888. The building was subsequently restored and adapted for its new use under supervision of the architect Frederik Levy. It was completed on 18 April 1891.

Architecture

The building has a central projection with Ionic order columns supporting a triangular pediment. The relief depicting Mercury and Minerva shaking hands over an altar was designed by G. D. Gianelli. According to Schaper, Harsdorff had opposed this design since free-standing columns were deemed too dominant in private house design.

The interior is richly decorated by the French architect Joseph-Jacques Ramée and the French painter Pierre Étienne Lesueur with murals and frescos in Pompeian style.

References

Erichsen Mansion Wikipedia


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