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…

Chest with nine bottles

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700, chest, NG-444

The box was probably made in Batavia (Jakarta). The bottles are from Japan. They would have been used for expensive spice oils to prepare food, perfumes or medicines. Representatives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) would present these as gifts to Asian potentates.

Crown for the King of Ardra

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

Secretary

anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1790, BK-1970-28

Rand gekleurde naaldkant…

anonymous, c. 1615 - c. 1630, BK-2000-3

Armchair

anonymous, c. 1615 - c. 1625, furniture, BK-16019

Stoel met slingerpoten, bekleed met…

anonymous, 1650 - 1700, furniture, BK-KOG-1443-B

Meubilair

anonymous, 1650 - 1700, furniture, BK-KOG-1797-C

Meubilair

anonymous, 1650 - 1700, furniture, BK-KOG-1797-A