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France x A.D. 1600–1800 x
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Wine-bottle cooler (seau à bouteille)
Vincennes Manufactory
(French, ca. 1740–1756)
Date: 1753
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain
Accession Number: 1970.230.4
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Medium: Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood, with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods; gilt-bronze mounts; imitation Japanese lacquer; replaced silk
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Medium: Silver with ebony handle
Accession Number: 33.165.1
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724)
Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart
(French, Paris, died before October 1715)
Date: dated 1712
Medium: Steel, blued and gilt; gilt brass, silk, cotton, metallic yarn, paper
Accession Number: 1989.3
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Medium: Rosewood, ivory, silver
Accession Number: 2005.365
Shoes
Date: 1690–1700
Medium: silk, leather
Accession Number: 06.1344a, b
The Toilette of Venus
François Boucher
(French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Date: 1751
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 20.155.9
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, and other marquetry wood; brass; green-colored metal; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top. Soft paste porcelain plaques from the Sèvres Manufactory.
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Soap Bubbles
Jean Siméon Chardin
(French, Paris 1699–1779 Paris)
Date: ca. 1733–34
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 49.24
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836)
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1788
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 1977.10
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Medium: Carved and gilded walnut; embroidered silk satin
Accession Number: 58.75.25
The Death of Socrates
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1787
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 31.45
Small desk with folding top (bureau brisé)
Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt
(Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)
Date: ca. 1685
Medium: Oak, pine, walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of tortoiseshell and engraved brass; gilt bronze and steel
Accession Number: 1986.365.3
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Medium: Case and dial of enameled gold. Hand of steel.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
The Abduction of the Sabine Women
Nicolas Poussin
(French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Date: probably 1633–34
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 46.160
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Medium: Oak veneered with ebony and 17th-century Japanese lacquer; interiors veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top; velvet (not original)
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Congressional Presentation Sword with Scabbard of Colonel Marinus Willett (1740–1830)
C. Liger
(French, Paris, recorded 1770–93)
Date: hallmarked for 1785–86
Medium: Steel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 17.87.3a, b
Perseus and the Origin of Coral
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: ca. 1671
Medium: Black chalk, sepia and black ink, sepia and gray wash heightened with white
Accession Number: 1975.1.661
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 62.55
Portrait of Monsieur Aublet
Guillaume Voiriot
(French, Paris 1713–1799 Paris)
Date: ca. 1782
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 2007.442
The Fortune Teller
Georges de La Tour
(French, Vic-sur-Seille 1593–1653 Lunéville)
Date: probably 1630s
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 60.30
Dish: The Destruction of the Hosts of Pharoah
Master IC
(probably Jean Court) (French, Limoges, active 1614–1627)
Date: probably early 17th century
Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1232
Sabine Houdon (1787–1836)
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1788
Medium: White marble on gray marble socle
Accession Number: 50.145.66
Boiserie from the Hôtel de Varengeville
Date: ca. 1736–52, with later additions
Medium: Carved, painted, and gilded oak
Accession Number: 63.228.1
"Music"
Savonnerie Manufactory
(Manufactory, established 1626; Manufacture Royale, established 1663)
Date: ca. 1685–97
Medium: Wool (Ghiordes knot, 90 knots per square in.)
Accession Number: 52.118
Model for a Proposed Monument to Commemorate the Invention of the Balloon
Clodion
(Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date: ca. 1784
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 44.21a, b
A Gathering at Woods' Edge
Jean Honoré Fragonard
(French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date: 1761–73
Medium: Red chalk
Accession Number: 1995.101
Robe à la Française
Date: 1750–75
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.54.70a, b
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Wine-bottle cooler (seau à bouteille)
Vincennes Manufactory
(French, ca. 1740–1756)
Date: 1753
Accession Number: 1970.230.4
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Accession Number: 33.165.1
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724)
Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart
(French, Paris, died before October 1715)
Date: dated 1712
Accession Number: 1989.3
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Accession Number: 2005.365
Shoes
Date: 1690–1700
Accession Number: 06.1344a, b
The Toilette of Venus
François Boucher
(French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Date: 1751
Accession Number: 20.155.9
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Soap Bubbles
Jean Siméon Chardin
(French, Paris 1699–1779 Paris)
Date: ca. 1733–34
Accession Number: 49.24
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836)
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1788
Accession Number: 1977.10
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Accession Number: 58.75.25
The Death of Socrates
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 31.45
Small desk with folding top (bureau brisé)
Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt
(Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)
Date: ca. 1685
Accession Number: 1986.365.3
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
The Abduction of the Sabine Women
Nicolas Poussin
(French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Date: probably 1633–34
Accession Number: 46.160
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Congressional Presentation Sword with Scabbard of Colonel Marinus Willett (1740–1830)
C. Liger
(French, Paris, recorded 1770–93)
Date: hallmarked for 1785–86
Accession Number: 17.87.3a, b
Perseus and the Origin of Coral
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: ca. 1671
Accession Number: 1975.1.661
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 62.55
Portrait of Monsieur Aublet
Guillaume Voiriot
(French, Paris 1713–1799 Paris)
Date: ca. 1782
Accession Number: 2007.442
The Fortune Teller
Georges de La Tour
(French, Vic-sur-Seille 1593–1653 Lunéville)
Date: probably 1630s
Accession Number: 60.30
Dish: The Destruction of the Hosts of Pharoah
Master IC
(probably Jean Court) (French, Limoges, active 1614–1627)
Date: probably early 17th century
Accession Number: 1975.1.1232
Sabine Houdon (1787–1836)
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1788
Accession Number: 50.145.66
Boiserie from the Hôtel de Varengeville
Date: ca. 1736–52, with later additions
Accession Number: 63.228.1
"Music"
Savonnerie Manufactory
(Manufactory, established 1626; Manufacture Royale, established 1663)
Date: ca. 1685–97
Accession Number: 52.118
Model for a Proposed Monument to Commemorate the Invention of the Balloon
Clodion
(Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date: ca. 1784
Accession Number: 44.21a, b
A Gathering at Woods' Edge
Jean Honoré Fragonard
(French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date: 1761–73
Accession Number: 1995.101
Robe à la Française
Date: 1750–75
Accession Number: C.I.54.70a, b
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