The Mintmaster's Mansion
Baroque and Rococo
The Mintmaster's Mansion is a magnificent home from Copenhagen. It was built in 1683 by Mintmaster Gregorius Sessemann. The Mintmaster's Mansion was home to the royally appointed mintmasters until 1752. The mansion has housed several mintmasters and their families.
The mansion shows upper-class interiors and lifestyle from 1960 to 1768. Today the mansion appears as it did at the height of its splendour, in the mid-1700s, where as the bacis structure is from the original building from 1683.
Large building project
The Mintmaster's Mansion is the largest building project that Den Gamle By has ever undertaken. The original mansion was built in 1683 in the capital of Denmark, and was dismantled there in 1944. It was rebuilt in Den Gamle By after the museum took over the materials in 1995.
All the rooms are funished and represents different time periods. There are many details both inside and outside, with Baroque and Rococo decorations on the walls, celling, floor and furniture. The mansion has many beautiful rooms with decorative interior telling stories of a time gone by.
The uniquely well-preserved mansion has been reconstructed and restored using original techniques and colours. The timber framing and roof are mainly the timbers from the original building from 1683, while the interior decorating is from the 1700s.
The Baroque staircase in the Mintmaster's Mansion is exceptionally well-preserved, and probably the finest single element in the building. Because a few beam ends were built into the Baroque staircase, it is preserved for posterity.