Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman, anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710

Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman, anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710

wood (plant material), h 255.0cm × w 190cm × d 78cm. More details

This dolls’ house is exceptionally realistic. All the contents have been made of authentic materials, and the proportions are exactly correct. The fine cabinet, of tortoiseshell decorated with pewter inlays, was made by a cabinetmaker from France, who worked in Amsterdam for several years. Petronella Oortman was married to the Amsterdam merchant Johannes Brandt.

On display in room 2.20

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