Station: [11] Gontard doll's house

  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt

The marvelous doll’s house with its six rooms was gifted to the daughter of a wealthy Frankfurt family in 1748. It presents the typical ideal of middle-class residential living, with great detail. It was not intended for play; rather the daughter of a good middle-class family was expected to use it to learn how a house wife acted as the head of a large household and ran it economically.