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

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…

On display in room 2.8

Mirrored cabinet

Dirk Froger (attributed to), c. 1764, furniture, BK-16431

On display in room 1.2

Collector’s cabinet

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

On display in room 2.20

Table

Jan van Mekeren (attributed to), c. 1695 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-1962-50

On display in room 2.22

Art cabinet

anonymous, c. 1627 - c. 1630, furniture, BK-NM-7325

On display in room 2.3

Cabinet

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

On display in room 2.22

Wall cabinet

Franz Xaver Fortner, 1844, furniture, BK-1996-15

On display in room 1.15

Commode

Matthijs Horrix (attributed to), c. 1775 - c. 1780, furniture, BK-1969-141

On display in room 1.10

Armchair

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

On display in room 2.2