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Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
(French, ca. 1751–1839 Paris)
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 1981.322
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
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Medium: Steel, wood (walnut), gold
Accession Number: 1993.415
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; movement of brass, partly gilded, and steel
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Adam
Auguste Rodin
(French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date: modeled 1880 or 1881, cast 1910
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 11.173.1
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Medium: silk, beads, metal thread
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Tabernacle of Cherves
Date: ca. 1220–1230
Medium: Copper (plaques): engraved, scraped, stippled, and gilt; (appliqués): repoussé, chased, engraved, scraped, and gilt; champlevé enamel: medium blue, turquoise, medium green, yellow, red, and white, modern wood mount
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Medium: Brass, touch pieces of ivory
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
The Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry
Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg
(Franco-Netherlandish, active France, by 1399–1416)
Date: 1405–1408/1409
Medium: Tempera, gold, and ink on vellum
Accession Number: 54.1.1a, b
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date: early 15th century
Medium: Gold, ronde-basse enamel, jewels
Accession Number: 17.190.905
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Medium: silk, metal
Accession Number: 1984.30
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
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Medium: Silver gilt
Accession Number: 1996.287
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Medium: Canvas; silk, wool, and metal-thread embroidery in tent stitch (316 stitches per sq. inch, 49 stitches per sq. cm.)
Accession Number: 46.43.4
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Medium: Walnut veneered with ebony, marquetry of engraved brass and tortoiseshell, gilt-bronze mounts, verd antique marble
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
"Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1998
Medium: (a, e, f) silk; (b, d) synthetic; (c) wool; (g, h) metal, glass
Accession Number: 1999.494a–h
Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories
Nicolas Noël Boutet
(French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Steel, walnut, silver, gold, horn, mahogany, velvet
Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment
Date: ca. 1260–70
Medium: Elephant ivory, with metal mounts
Accession Number: 1970.324.7a, b
The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons
Jean Fouquet
(French, Tours ca. 1425–ca. 1478 Tours)
Date: ca. 1452–1460
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Accession Number: 1975.1.2490
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Medium: Glass, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.924
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Lead-glazed earthenware inlaid with slip, with molded ornament
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Medium: Gold, rock crystal, emeralds, pearls, spinel or balas rubies
Accession Number: 1983.434
Henri d'Albret (1503–55), King of Navarre
Léonard Limosin
(ca. 1505–1575/1577)
Date: 1556
Medium: Enamel, painted on copper and partly gilded
Accession Number: 49.7.108
Armor of Henry II, King of France (reigned 1547–59)
Part of the decoration design by Jean Cousin the Elder (French, Souci (?) ca. 1490–ca. 1560 Paris
(?))
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, gold, silver, leather, textile
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Steel, gold
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1776
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and sycamore; six Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaques and two painted tin plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; marble shelves; moiré silk
Accession Number: 1976.155.110
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
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
(French, ca. 1751–1839 Paris)
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Accession Number: 1981.322
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Accession Number: 1993.415
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
Adam
Auguste Rodin
(French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date: modeled 1880 or 1881, cast 1910
Accession Number: 11.173.1
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Tabernacle of Cherves
Date: ca. 1220–1230
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
The Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry
Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg
(Franco-Netherlandish, active France, by 1399–1416)
Date: 1405–1408/1409
Accession Number: 54.1.1a, b
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date: early 15th century
Accession Number: 17.190.905
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Accession Number: 1984.30
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
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Accession Number: 1996.287
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Accession Number: 46.43.4
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
"Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1998
Accession Number: 1999.494a–h
Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories
Nicolas Noël Boutet
(French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Date: ca. 1800
Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment
Date: ca. 1260–70
Accession Number: 1970.324.7a, b
The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons
Jean Fouquet
(French, Tours ca. 1425–ca. 1478 Tours)
Date: ca. 1452–1460
Accession Number: 1975.1.2490
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Accession Number: 89.4.924
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Accession Number: 1983.434
Henri d'Albret (1503–55), King of Navarre
Léonard Limosin
(ca. 1505–1575/1577)
Date: 1556
Accession Number: 49.7.108
Armor of Henry II, King of France (reigned 1547–59)
Part of the decoration design by Jean Cousin the Elder (French, Souci (?) ca. 1490–ca. 1560 Paris
(?))
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1776
Accession Number: 1976.155.110
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
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