Friday, November 18, 2011

1639 German Doll House

Stromer House

One of the oldest known intact doll houses is in the Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany. Known as the Stromer House, because it was presented to the museum by Baron von Stromer, its original owner is unknown, but it is dated 1639.

Like other famous doll houses which followed it, the Stromer House offers a fascinating view of upper-class life for the time and place it was made. This doll house has 15 sections, with everything from stables and servants’ quarters, to elegant bedrooms and a reception room and hall with intricately paneled walls. via Monicamo on for more views.


Elizabeth said...

1639! That is amazing! I love the house and I love that it is a doll house!

I hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend.

YONKS said...

I love this dolls house - simply amazing!

Christine said...

Hi Rosemary,
Now that is an amazing doll house!
I love all of the detail. Did I spy a hutch full of antique white ironstone? Of course, I thought my Barbie house with an elevator was something. Have a wonderful weekend...

Cynthia L. H. said...

I think that if I'd had the opportunity to play with such a dollhouse and all of the tiny details in it ~~ I would have thought I was in heaven! I loved the dollhouse that my mother made for me from fabric-covered cardboard boxes and small bits of carpet remnants. ;^) Wish I still had it, but I loved it to pieces.

Ka said...

Looove dollhouses. Love your blog.
This dollhouse is amazing. Thanks for posting.