Collectible Miniature House: Netherlands. Van Gogh Gallery. Herengracht 166. Year 1725 (12 cm High, Middle House)
Author of the photo: World Wide Gifts ©
Weight: 154 gr. (5.4 oz.)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.5 cm x 11.8 cm x 6.2 cm (1 6/8" x 4 5/8" x 2 3/8")
The front of the house has a raised classical cornice facade in Louis XIV style with two consoles and a flower decoration in the middle with the text: "Soli deo Gloria" (what means "оnly God has a honor"). The hook is the gable is very special with a woman face to which a pulley wheel and rope can be attached. The house has a stair to the front door. Nowadays the foundation of Dutch book publishers (CPNB) is established here.
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