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 porcelain 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.

Stadtholder’s chair

Gerrit Hutte, 1747, BK-NM-1315

Willem IV sat on this chair when he presided over the high court in The Hague. The cabinetmaker who made it, Hutte, and Van Dijck, who carved it, chose an extreme Rococo style for this ceremonial chair. The back is crowned with the arms of Zeeland, Holland and West Friesland and the embroidered…

Crown for the King of Ardra

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

Secretary

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

Armchair

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

Cutlery canteen

Johannes Schiotling, 1772, BK-1964-13

Troonzetel van koning Willem II,…

Gebroeders Horrix, 1897 - 1898, NG-C-1995-25-1

Parure

Johannes Mattheus van Kempen, c. 1854 - c. 1858, jewellery, BK-KOG-2654

Rand gekleurde naaldkant…

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