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26 May, 20:15

The result of nine years of work: the dollhouse of France and Christina Bosdick

The result of nine years of work: the dollhouse of France and Christina Bosdick
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney houses an interesting exhibit – a dollhouse of Dutch migrants Frans and Christina Bosdyk who moved to Australia. Just like the old European dollhouses, this modern miniature is created with great attention to detail. Tiny interiors show different aspects of life in Dutch and Australian houses of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. It took nine years (1997–2006) to assemble and decorate the house.

The house has four floors and an attic, the rooms are illuminated by light bulbs connected to the network. Each room is furnished and residents go about their daily routine. The paintings are superbly reproduced: the portrait of Jan Vermeer “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Dutch landscapes. Next to them on the walls hang small photographs and calendars; in the attic you can see several posters. The kitchen is filled with miniature dishes, and the library is filled with large tomes and smaller books. The walls are decorated with plates, including imitations of Delft faience. There are small balconies outside the building.
The authors of the house made some of the furniture themselves, guided by Anthony Hill’s book “Antique Furniture in Australia”; they gradually bought the rest of the items. Each shelf, each door is made using a special machine designed to create small parts. The doors and drawers are movable: inside there are dishes and candles.
Source:
collection.powerhouse.com.au

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