Is there a story to the people in this house?

Yes, there is a story to this house and its inhabitants.

We often see that period dollhouses from around 1800 are displayed as a property decorated with overwhelming splendor.

And of course that is fun, making your dollhouse a house that is beautiful, and to process your own ideas in it.
Nothing wrong in that.


But in reality, in the 1800s  the possession of such a luxurious house was reserved to a few puissant rich  people or to inhabitants who had connections with the court.
There was, besides these exorbitant wealth also grinding poverty among the working class.
(And it took till 1 July 1863 before, in the Netherlands, the abolition of slavery was a fact and slave trade was forbidden.)
In between the rich and poor were the merchants who had done good business; not quite good enough to mingle with the richest, though some had already adapted a nasty attitude they supposed came with extreme wealth.


A merchant and his household also occupy this house.
In the old days they lived in the cold, damp back rooms, but as business got more prosperous, they built new living spaces in front of that, and even added a new front to the house, more suitable to their new standards.


You will see some elements referring to Delft in this house, like Delft Blue plates, as I grew up near the town of Delft and have really fond memories of the place.
But I wander from the subject...


Yes, there is a story to tell about the people living in my dollhouse, though I will not tell the story for them.
The inhabitants of the house will; a nod is as good as a wink, don't you agree? ;)
Eventually you will see for yourself; I have already said too much...




Any alleged resemblance to real life persons or events are based on fiction.








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