Stettheimer Dollhouse


  • 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm

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    One of the Museum’s most popular artifacts, the dollhouse of Carrie Walter Stettheimer (1869-1944) weaves together the fashion and style of New York's Gilded Age in miniature form. 

    Stettheimer worked on the 12-room dollhouse for nearly two decades, creating many of the furnishings and decorations by hand.

    Styles vary from room to room, yet the wallpapers, furniture, and fixtures are all characteristic of the period following World War I. The dollhouse is particularly notable for its original, miniaturized works crafted especially for Stettheimer by renowned avant-garde artists of the 1920s, including a 3-inch version of Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel Duchamp. From the Limoges vases in the chintz bedroom to the crystal-trimmed candelabra in the salon, Stettheimer infused her artistic sensibility into every detail of the house.

    Please note: The Stettheimer Dollhouse will not be on view Monday, September 18 through Wednesday, September 20.

    Show your Museum admission sticker for FREE entry to the Jewish Museum during the run of their exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry (through September 24, 2017).

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