Origins of doll’s 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 cabinet of 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 so, as dolls house enthusiasm is shared by so many.

Tony