One of the oldest known intact doll houses is in the Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany. Known as the Stromer House, it was presented to the museum by Baron von Stromer, its original owner is unknown, but it is dated 1639. The Stromer House offers a view of upper-class life for the time & place it was made. This doll house has 15 sections, w/everything from stables & servants’ quarters, to elegant bedrooms, a reception room & hall w/intricately paneled walls. #dollhouse
1788 Play kitchen at the Historisches Museum, Basel "Large dolls’ houses were an important toy for the daughters of well-to-do families from the 17th century onwards. As the domain of the industrious housewife, the kitchens, cellars, and storerooms of such houses were always well stocked. This focus on housekeeping in the late 18th century gave rise to another type of toy: a range or kitchen equipped with all the necessary pots and pans."