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Honey I shrunk the kitchen: the Killer Cabinet House, 1835-1838, on show at the V&A Museum of Childhood V&A
|The Dutch cabinet house of Petronella Oortman, from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum|
|Read more about it here|
|A two-storey galleried lounge occupies the centre of the house, with full-length windows opening on to the garden. It also connects with an open-air dining room on the side. The lounge is equipped with a glass cocktail bar and contemporary furniture in white sycamore.|
|The bathroom has an air of luxury about it, with its contemporary mirror glass and silver fittings.|
|The kitchen is situated on the ground floor. It is simply but adequately equipped, which is typical of kitchens at this time. It has a hygienic rubber floor and boasts some comparatively recently introduced household appliances, such as a refrigerator, an electric cooker, vacuum cleaner and iron.|
|The indoor dining area is designed more for style than for comfort. The floor is lined with black and terracotta tiles. The chairs in the style of Mies van der Rohe are up to the minute. The delicate blue-glass wine set was, like the chairs, probably made in Germany.|
|The walls of this room on the upper storey are decorated with scenes illustrating a day in the lives of the people who live in the house and their guests. There are two further bedrooms on this level: a maid’s room and a spare room. In a letter to the museum in July 1956, Thomas revealed that the mural decorations in the house were by Claude Flight and other artists, including herself.|
Read the original article here.
|This section looks like New York City brownstones|
|But this house looks like Paris|
|There is a lovely park in front of the houses|
|The sign on the window says 'Dollhouse'. Is that a perfume? Or is it the clothes?|
|Only a few rooms are open. The mannequins are holding miniature furniture |
as if they are in the process of playing with the dollhouses
|I want to climb into the window and play too.|
|I wonder if they plan to use this display again. |
Maybe I should ask if I can have it when they are through with it.