Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman

anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-NM-1010

The exterior of this dolls house is a work of art in its own right, with its mother-of-pearl and pewter veneer. The owners’ initials - Petronella Oortman and her husband Johannes Brandt, a cloth merchant in Amsterdam - are inlaid on both sides. Remarkably, all the domestic furnishings were made…

On display in room 2.20

Roemer with a poem to Constantijn…

anonymous, 1619, BK-1983-15

Anna Roemers Visscher engraved one of her own poems in a wineglass as a gift for Constantijn Huygens. The verse contains a complaint and an exhortation: her pen has dried up, her brain has rusted. She asks Huygens to fetch her some water from the Helicon – where the Muses live – so her ink will flow…

On display in room 2.8

Longcase clock

anonymous, c. 1715 - c. 1725, furniture, BK-1969-102-A

On display in room 1.1

Crown for the King of Ardra

anonymous, c. 1664, jewellery, NG-NM-816-A

On display in room 2.9

Het Gastmaal bij Simon te Bethanië

anonymous, c. 1515 - c. 1520, BK-1967-138

Sheltering the Homeless

anonymous, c. 1510 - c. 1520, BK-NM-12231-A

On display in room 0.6

Model of a Lighthouse

anonymous, 1840, show model, NG-MC-829

Collector’s cabinet

anonymous, c. 1675 - c. 1685, furniture, BK-NM-5671

On display in room 2.20

Berkemeyer

anonymous, 1646, BK-NM-8186

On display in room 2.8