Photographer's Note

I have always enjoyed miniature items, and wondered at the skills of the creators.

I was delighted to discover this "Doll's House Kitchen"
in the Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam.

In this piece there are 45 miniatures made from silver, wood and glass.
The cabinet is made from wood.
"In the mid-19th century a collector of miniature silver had this wooden doll's house kitchen made to provide a natural setting for his collection of 18th century miniature domestic silver.
That the miniatures were not made for this cabinet is clear from their scale; the brushes, for example, are much bigger than the linen press, whereas in real life they would have been considerably smaller."
(Information by the exhibit.)

Another shot in the workshop, but apologies for its' quality;but you can still see how beautiful these little pieces are.
Thanks for looking.
(Gert suggested that there was no real idea of scale, so I looked up the information and discovered that the wooden cabinet that encases the kitchen is:- 41.8 cm high, 47.8 cm wide, and 24.6 cm deep.)

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