In the late 1600s, Nella Oortman, a Dutch country girl, is wed to wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt. When she first arrives in Amsterdam, Nella feels alone and unsure of her place in a strange household. She doesn't see much of her new husband, but he does buy her an extravagant cabinet for miniatures, which soon consumes her time and her mind. Her sister-in-law is distant with her but seems to be the one in control of the household. She begins to learn their secrets and whom to trust, but is it......more
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