This 18th-century violin makers shop by W. Foster Tracy, 1979, is a miniature built inside a full-size violin. It was on display at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, Tucson, Arizona. All completed instruments and tools are fully functional in this model.
A Mini Time Machine Museum Showcases Tiny Violins. Really
"Mini Modern Dollhouse Furniture via The New York Times (image: David Azia for The New York Times) www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/garden/08mod.html Modern Miniatures group www.flickr.com/groups/modern_miniatures Miniatures blog by Annina http://anninagunter.blogspot.com" Source: http://decor8blog.com/2010/04/08/mini-modern-dollhouse-via-the-new-york-times
Mini Modern Dollhouse via The New York Times
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Seventeenth-century doll's houses were not children's toys, they were a hobby for ladies, comparable to the cabinets in which gentlemen kept their collections. This is one of three seventeenth-century doll's houses that have survived intact. It was commissioned by Petronella Oortman, a wealthy Amsterdam lady. The house is remarkable in that all of the components are made exactly to scale. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam c. 1686-1705
A 17th century Dutch dollhouse in a tortoiseshell cabinet. This was not for children to play with , but a very expensive hobby of Petronella Oortman. She had everythnig in it custom made by craftsmen and artists , real paintings, real china , it cost her a fortune 20.000-30.000 Guilders wich was as much as a real Amsterdam canalhouse at the time. AMAZING if you take a look at all the little treasures in it.