my cohabitation: stuff with history

Important. Toys for grownups.
17th c. dollhouse commissioned by Petronella Oortman - the price of which could have purchased a real home along Amsterdam’s canal.

Important. Toys for grownups.

17th c. dollhouse commissioned by Petronella Oortman - the price of which could have purchased a real home along Amsterdam’s canal.

To wear with the Halston caftan.
Jean Després 18 karat gold ring, ca 1930

To wear with the Halston caftan.

Jean Després 18 karat gold ring, ca 1930

The guest room.
Designed by François-Xavier Lalanne, Paris, 1980.

The guest room.

Designed by François-Xavier Lalanne, Paris, 1980.

For when you’d prefer not to give anyone else a lift.

Ferrari 375 Plus, 1954.

For when you’d prefer not to give anyone else a lift.

Ferrari 375 Plus, 1954.

On the registry.
Made in France, late sixteenth century

On the registry.

Made in France, late sixteenth century

In the closet.
Dog’s head walking stick by Hermès. Bracelet by Worth. Paris, 1920s

In the closet.

Dog’s head walking stick by Hermès. Bracelet by Worth. Paris, 1920s

For summer insect collecting.
Cricket cages made in Florence, ca 1903

For summer insect collecting.

Cricket cages made in Florence, ca 1903

Wish list.
Empress Josephine’s tableware circa 1810

Wish list.

Empress Josephine’s tableware circa 1810