Friday, October 24, 2008

Antique Dutch Doll House of Petronella Dunois - Close Up Views

Here are close up views of the rooms of the doll house Petronella Dunois had made c. 1676, one year before her wedding in 1677. Of note are the silver miniatures in the kitchen. The Dutch are renowned as silversmiths.

Petronella Dunois Doll House; photo credit Susan Kramer

The little figures of people in the doll house are dressed in fabrics and authentic costumes of the day. Doll houses at this time were for the wife of the house to play with and display to her lady visitor, rather than for children to play with.

This doll house is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Resource information - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

If you need help with sewing techniques for dolls and costumes I recommend consulting my book.

Article and photo credit Susan Kramer.

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