museums Silver miniatures
'XXSmall', a day at the museum.March 08, 2012
Yesterday I visited the exhibition XXSmall at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. It was fan-tas-tic! Room after room after room filled with...
Yesterday I visited the exhibition XXSmall at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. It was fan-tas-tic! Room after room after room filled with dollshouses, dolls and miniatures from the 17th century to the present. It took us four and a half hours to see everything!
I will show you a small selection of the photos I took.
One of my favourite dollshouses is this 18th century canal house. It has lost its original colours and most of its furnishings, but I still love it. It has a wonderful staircase which unfortunately is not visible when the facade is closed.
This Italian Palazzo is gorgeous. Unfortunately it was very difficult to photograph due to reflecting light.
This stunning tortoise shell writing cabinet is a bit bigger than 12th scale. I love the light shining through the back showing the beautiful pattern of the material. The silver mounts are gorgeous against the tortoise shell.
Beautiful beds, a little larger than 12th scale. I love the bed in the cabinet, maybe this was meant for the smaller home, or perhaps for guests?
There is a huge collection of 18th century silver miniatures on show at the exhibition. As I love silver I could not resist taking many photos. These were some of my favourites.
The exhibition runs until March 25th.