A picture from a magazine was the style of the staircase to be.   The actual staircase in the picture was to a mezzanine floor whereas the doll's house needed a return to reach the first floor.    The main point was the style not the replication.   So the newel post, the banister and the stairs should be the same but the layout hat to be different since the actual house and the doll's house were different Staircase.

17thCentury Oil Painting

Another miniaturist who specialises in lace making sent a copy of an oil painting by Quiringh van Brekelenkam Lace School showing a Lace Making School painted in 1654.   She wanted to bring the painting to life in miniature but could not find the chairs that were in the picture.   Could I make them?   There were three styles of chair in the  picture all of ladder back design.   Three plain post chairs Plain Chair, an ornate turned post chair Turned post chair and an armchair Armchair with the table Table thrown in for good measure were agreed upon after a prototype example hade been made.  The result of the miniaturists work including the chairs and table are shown here Finished room model  and finally Finally  The result is to be on display in the Doll and Toy Museum in Rothenburg o.d.T. in Germany from March to October 2010