Baroque window

Window from the architectural period Baroque, ca. 1660-1750. A typical Baroque window is a crossbar window with four side-hung sashes of equal size. Its rigid horizontal and vertical symmetrical composition is one of its defining characteristics. In Danish, the Baroque window was called an English window by its contemporaries – most probably because the window style arrived in Denmark via England. However, the Baroque style was heavily influenced by Germany.

Windows with wooden glazing bars appeared around 1700, as well as techniques for installing windowpanes with putty – a mixture of linseed oil and chalk. The new windows with wooden glazing bars had a tighter seal than windows with lead glazing bars. They also allowed more daylight to enter, as well as enabling better views to the outside. They were, however, also more expensive, which is why windows in Baroque buildings often have wooden glazing bars facing the street and lead glazing bars facing the courtyard.

The Baroque window's robust window posts call to mind the stone mullions of the Renaissance. The sashes are fastened to the posts with ornately decorated corner hinges.