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…

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…

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…

Ewer and basin with scenes of land…

Adam van Vianen (I), 1614, dish, BK-AM-17-A

De boog van Titus

Cornelis van Poelenburch, 1621, drawing, RP-T-1898-A-3724

Landschap met kromme kale bomen…

Jan van Goyen, 1606 - 1656, drawing, RP-T-00-122

Portrait of Prince Maurice on His…

Jacob de Gheyn (II), 1625, drawing, RP-T-1894-A-3023(R)

Bezoekers op de…

Christiaan Andriessen, 1808, drawing, RP-T-1950-94

Chandelier

anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1770, chandelier, BK-16035

A Seated Monkey on a Chain

Hendrick Goltzius, 1592 - 1602, drawing, RP-T-1888-A-1510