Farmhouse from Grøsli

Flesberg, ca. 1650

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    Farmhouse from Grøsli in Flesberg. Anne-Lise Reinsfelt / Norsk Folkemuseum
The house was probably built by Hallvard, a wealthy farmer who owned the farm from 1604 to 1653. The house consists of a main room, chamber and entry. A fireplace and chimney has replaced the the open-hearth and is believed to have been one of the first in the valley.

With a fireplace in the main room, furnishing were now placed along diagonal lines. The bed and the door are set diagonally to each other, as are the fireplace and the high seat at the table.

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    By the fire place in the farmhouse from Grøsli Haakon Michael Harris / Norsk Folkemuseum

Other new furnishings include cupboards, a grandfather clock, and a cradle hanging near the bed. A little table top between the fireplace and the bed could be lifted up and fastened to the wall. The shelf on the gable wall was used for books and other small items.

Several elements in this room come from Flesberg Church, such as the panel behind the high seat that once formed the back of a church stool.

Acquired by the museum in 1895 and rebuilt here in 1899