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    • Carla Goodnoh

      The real dollhouse depicted in the painting, "The doll’s house of Petronella Oortman", c. 1710 ~ Jacob Appel (Dutch 1680-1751). Only three such 17th century Dutch dollhouses survive. [2nd of 2 pins]

    • Lee Feickert

      Antique Doll House- 1686-1705

    • GG Schaefer

      Doll House, ca. 1686-1705. 17th century doll's houses were not children's toys, they were a hobby for ladies. This is one of three seventeenth-century doll's houses that have survived intact. It was commissioned by Petronella Oortman, a wealthy Amsterdam lady. Petronella probably spent between 20 and 30 thousand guilders on her doll's house. In the seventeenth century she would have been able to buy a real house along one of the canals for that price.

    • Karen Walters

      Love the idea if repurposing an old cabinet with doors for a dollhouse. The doors will keep younger siblings out and the narrow cabinet will fit better than a traditional doll house.

    • Sharon Browne

      Dollhouse made from an old china cabinet. Click on link for a larger image and detail...<3

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