Anne and the Japanese wallpaper

22. November 2018 Anne and the Japanese wallpaper

A rare and expensive Japanese wallpaper was rediscovered in 2016 in the center of Copenhagen at Kongens Nytorv. The location of the property reflects that a wealthy citizen lived here, in this case the famous art patron and Tobacco producer Bernhard Hirschprung.

The property has subsequently been named Brønnums Hus, after a later owner.

The wallpaper that represents golden leather is evidenced to be Japanese by thorough technical and art historical studies, and is an example of an exclusive Japanese commodity that found its way to Europe in the late 1800s.
The Japanese name of the wallpaper is Kinkarakawakami, (Kin-gold, kara-imitation, kawa-leather, kami-paper) and is a Japanese variation of the European golden leather.

For many years the luxury golden wallpaper created the setting for The Royal Danish Ballet School, but today the house is owned by Karberghus, which generously opens the doors for display of the wallpapers in connection with the Japan Retur exhibition.

Experience the gilded Japanese wallpaper in what previously was the dining room af Bernhard Hirschprung:
Guided tours (in Danish) on November 21 and 22 at 5 to 6 PM and January 23 and 24 from 5 to 6 PM.
Registration and payment of 150 DKK is via website:
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