Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, Massachusetts | C.1870

Photo Credit: Ashton Dudley

Dollhouses were not always just for kids! Displayed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, this Dutch Dollhouse was popular in the 17th century as a pastime for the wealthy. But the real kicker: they were not just for children, but were enjoyed by all ages. This dollhouse also reflects the growing and expanding economy of the time, as materials like silver and porcelain are used that have been most likely imported from far away places.

This dollhouse room sits in the Dutch and Flemish art wing of the BMFA, and is still enjoyed to this day by children and adults alike.

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