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Elaborately crafted Dollhouse 

  In the design of the dress we used the image of Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman , one of the collections of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, to create a world both rich in history and elegance.

 Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman, is one of the most famous and perfectly preserved doll's houses in the world, and its first owner was a dutch woman named Petronella Oortman. She was the daughter of a gun-maker and one of seven siblings; in 1686 Oortman remarried to wealthy silk merchant Johannes Brandt, and the dollhouse was built as a memorial present.

 The Dolls' House was created by furniture makers from France and is said to have taken 20 years to complete. There are nine rooms in total inside,such as a domestic room, a kitchen and a dining room. The painters Willem Frederiksz van Royen and Johannes Voorhout each made the murals for the games room and decorations for the tapestry room. The interior and the furniture on display were all made from real-life materials and the proportions of each room were accurately reproduced. The pots in the kitchen were made of copper and the plates displayed on the shelves were ordered from the Dutch East India Company and imported from China. This magnificent piece, with its tortoiseshell work and inlay, is estimated to have cost between 20,000 and 30,000 guilders, enough to build a mansion in the centre of Amsterdam at the time.

  In this way, we were able to get a small glimpse of the life of the wealthy Dutch in the 17th century through its realistic and artistic construction.

Dollhouses with long and deep history

 The dollhouses were first built in the 17th, primarily in Germany, Holland, and England. In the beginning, dollhouses were not designed for amusement but for purely utilitarian purposes.Dollhouses At this moment, the houses were made by hand and filled with miniature household items, and they were designed without much ornament. People use them as teaching tools for girls, so the mothers can show their daughters how to give orders to the cooks and servant dolls, and how to manage a house when they grow up as a lady.

 Later as the thrive of wunderkammer,a room where wealth people showing their collections of notable objects from all over the world , to entertain and delight visitors, the dollhouses started to have other purposes: to display both pedagogy and wealth.Inside these little houses,filled with collections of expensive miniature objects, the owner could show off their wealth and fantastic artistic taste.

Maison de PoupéeーMaison de Poupéeー A world with history and elegance

 Surrounded by deep green forest,landed an old and historic Maison.Knock on the door knocker of the dignified lion, when you open the overskirt which is printed of heavy wooden window frames,the interior of a classical doll's house appears on the inner skirt.Gorgeous baroque sculptures,the gleam of the well-treated wood,the dazzling gold luster. A discreet elegance lurks amidst the opulence.

  The dress collar is square at the front ,and V-line at the back. Matching with burgundy or gold khaki shoes, then you can created a more exquisite look.

 Through the thin curtains, we can see through the magnificent house.Like the grace with which a lady is born,Discreet and unobtrusive.But you can feel it through the smallest gesture she makes.So small that no one pays any attention. Ruby, Emerald. elegant two colors design,which one would help you to create your own dignity?