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

Layette Cupboard

anonymous, c. 1660 - c. 1670, 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’.

Portico and pediment from the…

Philips Vinckboons (II), 1639, BK-BFR-419

On display in room 2.8

Collector’s cabinet

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

On display in room 2.20

Armstoel waarvan de geslingerde…

anonymous, 1650 - 1700, furniture, BK-NM-4150

Art cabinet

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

On display in room 2.3

Cabinet

anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1705, furniture, BK-1979-21

On display in room 2.22

Painted Cabinet with Scenes from…

anonymous, c. 1650, furniture, BK-NM-4789

Sterkabinet

anonymous, 1680 - 1710, furniture, BK-NM-6073