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

Model of the William Rex

Adriaen de Vriend, Adriaen Davidsen, Cornelis Moerman, 1698, ship model, NG-MC-651

Model of a 74-gun Dutch battleship. It was made in Vlissingen (Flushing) and displayed in the boardroom of the Zeeland navy in Middelburg. The decorative stern sports the arms of Zeeland. In fact no such ship actually existed. The name William Rex refers to William III of Orange, the Dutch…

On display in room 2.15

Twee toiletkoffers

André-Charles Boulle (attributed to), c. 1685 - c. 1690, BK-2009-255-1

These magnificent showpieces were made by Europe’s most celebrated cabinetmaker: André-Charles Boulle. He probably made them for Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé who gave them to his daughter Marie-Thérèse when she married. The boxes have lids so they can be used for storage, although that is…

On display in room 2.23

Landschap met galgenveld bij…

Esaias van de Velde, 1615 - 1616, print, RP-P-1878-A-1698

Atlas

Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1656, BK-AM-51-7

Mercury

Hendrik de Keyser (I), 1611, figure, BK-1959-61

On display in room 2.1

Lontslotmusket met vuursteenslot…

anonymous, after c. 1675 - before c. 1699, flintlock weapon, NG-2002-23-4

On display in room 0.12

Ship’s model of the Prins Willem

anonymous, 1651, ship model, NG-NM-11911

On display in room 2.9

Tiles with Scenes of Children…

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1730, tile, BK-1955-328-A

Container in the form of a crane

anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800, box, AK-MAK-682