Origins of dolls’ houses

Dolls’ houses date back to the 16th century and were originally called ‘baby houses’ as they tended to be replicas of wealthy family homes.
During the 18th century, dolls’ houses were created in the interior of attractive cabinets and the doll’s house cabinet designed by Sara Ploos van Amstel is one of the best known examples.

Dolls’ houses became more popular in the late 1800s when many Victorian nurseries had one which children joyfully played with.

Today, many hobbyists and children enjoy the world of dolls’ houses  and enthusiasm for them is shared by so many including myself.

Coconut DH

This interesting doll’s house was orginally used as a packing crate…

Tony