The Manor of Family and Private Life
Late 19th century
The Manor of Family and Private Life comprises five rooms, furnished and decorated for the modern family at the end of the 19th century. They focus on Count Jørgen Scheel, his wife Christiane Munk and their eight children. The home was the setting for the nuclear family – it was here that the deeply emotional family bonds between husband and wife, and between parents and children, were to be nourished, and the lady of the house was the loving centrepiece.
The five rooms comprise The Drawing Room, where the family could spend time together, The Bedroom, where the parents – unlike previously – now slept together, The Children’s Room, which was close to the parents’ bedroom, The Butler’s Gallery, which links the three rooms and the private room of the nurse, who took care of the small children in the family.
The rooms are furnished and decorated with the late-Victorian era’s soft furniture, velour tapestries, dark, heavy curtains and carpets in the same dark colours.