Koppel House, unknown artist, ca. 1880

This pinewood cabinet with six rooms on four floors is completely furnished with approximately 30 pieces of Biedermeier furniture. A tiny newspaper, Die Gartenlaube, records a greeting from Aunt Henriette Ree to Doritha Koppel on the occasion of her 4th birthday.

According to Legoland Museum records, the house was later acquired by a family named Nielsen, probably from the Danish island Langeland, who later immigrated to America. In the mid-20th century it was acquired by Estrid Faurholt who donated it to the Legoland Museum in Billund, Denmark. The museum is now closed and the artifacts were auctioned off which is how The Mini-Time Machine acquired this and other pieces from the Legoland Museum.

Read more about the Koppel House in Minis Magnified Issue no. 49 >>