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Furniture Used in Netherlands in XIX century

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Ventura Lambrate hosted a presentation of the Dutch Zuiderzee Museum exhibition in April. We would like to show you beautiful and elegant kitchen furniture made ​​of wood and ceramics ​​specially for the museum by a Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk. The collection is interesting because it is modern, but stylistically reproduces life of urban residents of the Netherlands during the XIX century.

Furniture Reproducing Life in Netherlands in XIX century

Catsbing Fisb, table for serving snacks

Catsbing Fisb, table for serving snacks 

Homecraft, buffet with ironing board

Homecraft is a buffet with ironing board for professional cap-makers, who ironed rich clothes with complex fine decorative elements. Certainly, their working conditions were not as light and romantic as it may seem, looking at the ceramic iron on an ironing board made of bright wood.

The Shop, exposition table for goods

The exposition table The Shop at the drugstore or grocery store symbolizes how products used to be presented in small urban locations in Dutch cities 150 years ago.

Catsbing Fisb, table for serving snacks

Catsbing Fisb is a table for serving snacks, which was used in taverns to serve the fishermen returning from fishing. Usually their wives ordered such tables with drinks and snacks, and roll them personally to the jetty, showing care and love for their breadwinners.

At home, secretary for the office

At home secretary could usually be found in the homes of government officials, lawyers or financiers. They usually kept working paper of their customers in the drawers. The seats for visitors were made in a manner so that they did not waste time of the busy host.

Cheese, carving kitchen table

Cheese carving kitchen table symbolizes a kitchen life of the Dutch, who knew how to cook everything – from a variety of cheeses to ravioli and dumplings. Of course, they did not have modern appliances and kitchen devices. But the Dutch women of those times cooked hot meals quite well in special pots of refractory clay.

Ladylike, dressing table

Ladylike dressing table shows us how scrupulous Dutch urban women were in respect of their own image. Before going out they carefully sat down at a table, corrected make-up, bonnets, counted cash, etc. And only after that they went to walk.

Petrol heat, cupboard for storage of kerosene and lamp oil

Petrol heat cupboard symbolizes that most of the Dutch in those days could not afford electricity, which was available only for rich townspeople. Therefore, people used old-fashioned candles, oil lamps in the houses, preparing them on special kerosene burners.

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