Mistress Dress reproduced by Jutta Rattenborg in accordance with the fashion of the early 16 th century. Carving Knives from Estrup Manor, with handle from deer antlers. Donated by Karsten and Benedikte Hald, relatives of the Lautrup family, who owned the Estrup Manor 1751-1925. Peasant Dress Reconstructed 17th century peasant dress reproduced by the volunteer “Soenderskov Dress Group”. Meat Axe from Estrup Manor, with handle from deer antlers. Donated by Karsten and Benedikte Hald, relatives of the Lautrup family, who owned the Estrup Manor 1751-1925.
The Friends were the worst The area suffered badly during The Swedish Wars of 1657-60. The squire of Estrup wrote in a letter of complaint to the treasury: “The Pollarchs (Polish auxiliary troops) have damaged my estate so badly, ... that it will never be put right again”. The polish leader Stephan Czarniecki is pictured on the right. On the left is shown a large silver treasure which was found under the barn of one Estrup Manor’s tenant farms in Askov in 1852. The treasure is likely plunder buried by a Polish - or Swedish - soldier, who never got the opportunity to fetch the treasure. Account book, Tenants’ dues The squire of Estrup, Eggert Abildgaard, sent the Manor’s “Accounts book” to the treasury after the unfortunate wars against Sweden 1657-60. Due to the wars the estate was ravaged and many of the tenant farms were deserted, but the “Accounts book” provides an insight of how much produce the squire of Estrup might expect from his tenant farms in a normal year at that time. As it becomes apparent from the “Accounts book” the majority of the dues were paid in natural produce.