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mid 19th century clothing AND layout of a manse

Searched: mid 19th century woman's dress, mid 19th century dutch women's clothes, mid 19th century man's clothes, mid 19th century dutch man's outfit, both of the first with Denmark, both with Copenhagen, and all with "19th century" and "1840's to 1850's"; for the second question, I searched Dutch arcitecture of the 1800s and before, manse in Denmark/outside Copenhagen, and manor outside Copenhagen

When: 1844 through 1846 (with a brief postscript in 1855)

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

Questions:
1) Can anyone give me a detailed description or a good site with lots of pictures of what my rich, widowed Dutch woman (Maria, 29 in 1844) would be wearing, as well as her sons (Aksel and Edvin, 11 and 8 respectively) and younger brother (Folke, 16) would be wearing? I have a vauge idea of what Søren should be wearing, but help with what an eccentric early-30 year old man would wear would also be helpful.

2) I need a layout for the house that Maria runs (her parent's died, and Folke isn't old enough to legally take it over; because she's a widow, she had returned home anyway, but her son Aksel will inherit her late husband's house if she does remarry which she does, but only after Aksel inherits his father's house). I use the word "manse" and "manor" because it is a European country after all, and they do have quite a bit of land and servants and whatnot, but their family is not the richest thing out there (today they would be considered in the middle of the Upper Class). I know there would be a large foyer, a study, a library/music room, at least four bedrooms, a parlor off the nursery, and that it would probably be two stories high or more, but if there is some site out there and/or somebody knows the layout of a good, old "manse", I'd like to be able to give myself a walking tour of the Ludvigsen House.

ETA: Erk, yeah, I meant Danish. I, uh, have issues with which is from Denmark and which is from the Netherlands. This is possibly why I was getting so frustrated with not finding what I wanted, oops.
Tags: europe (misc), ~architecture, ~clothing
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