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

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.

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…

On display in room 1.2

Cutlery canteen

Johannes Schiotling, 1772, BK-1964-13

On display in room 1.2

Secretary

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

On display in room 1.11

Troonzetel van koning Willem II,…

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

Rand gekleurde naaldkant…

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

Prayer Nut with Original Case and…

Adam Dircksz (workshop of), c. 1500 - c. 1530, BK-1981-1

On display in room 0.1

Armchair

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

On display in room 2.2

Crown for the King of Ardra

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

On display in room 2.9