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…

Cupboard

Herman Doomer, c. 1635 - c. 1645, furniture, BK-1975-81

Among the possessions left by cabinetmaker Herman Doomer of Amsterdam was a costly ‘large ebony cupboard inlaid with mother-of-pearl’. It was probably this piece of furniture, which is veneered entirely with ebony and decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay. With its diagonally protruding corners and…

Cabinet of a militia company

anonymous, c. 1520 - c. 1530, furniture, BK-KOG-656

Baby linen cabinet

anonymous, c. 1655 - c. 1675, furniture, BK-1985-10

Flower, fruit and shell patterns are carved into the walnut veneer of this cupboard. It was designed to hold nappies (diapers) and babies’ clothes. Old inventories of lying-in rooms mention these cupboards. The Dutch term is: ‘luiermandskast’.

Cabinet

André-Charles Boulle (attributed to), c. 1670 - c. 1675, furniture, BK-1990-7

Longcase clock

anonymous, c. 1755 - c. 1765, furniture, BK-1967-144

Longcase clock

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

Cabinet

Jan van Mekeren (attributed to), c. 1695 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-1964-12

Settle

anonymous, c. 1500, furniture, BK-NM-1971

Dolls’ house of Petronella Dunois

anonymous, c. 1676, furniture, BK-14656