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Sea Dragon
Date: 17th century
Medium: Wood, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.881a-c
Power Figure: Male (Nkisi)
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood, copper, brass, iron, fiber, snakeskin, leather, fur, feathers, mud, resin
Accession Number: 1978.409
Armor
Date: ca. 1400–1450 and later
Medium: Steel, brass, textile, leather
Accession Number: 29.154.3
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Medium: Brass; cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Medium: Steel, gold, brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Medium: Glass, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.924
Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869)
Samuel Jackson
(American, Baltimore, active 1833–70)
Date: 1854–55
Medium: Gold, gilt-brass, diamonds, rubies, steel
Accession Number: 2009.8a–c
Śankh
Date: 19th century
Medium: Shell (Turbinella pyrum), brass, wax
Accession Number: 1986.12
Linen Press
Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony
(American, 1902–1915)
Date: ca. 1904
Medium: Oak, tulip poplar, brass
Accession Number: 1991.311.1
Jagdhorn in G
Jacob Schmidt
Date: ca. 1710–20
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 14.25.1623
Tanggu
Elevated Tone Workshop, Guangzhou
(Canton)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, oxhide, lacquer, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.28 a, b
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Date: 1760–90
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain, gold-plated brass
Accession Number: 43.34 a-g
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
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Medium: Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with brass (bidri ware)
Accession Number: 1984.221
Center table
Imperial Armory, Tula
(south of Moscow), Russia
Date: ca. 1780–85
Medium: Steel, silver, gilt copper, gilt brass, basswood; replaced mirror glass
Accession Number: 2002.115
Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (1729–1796)
Johan Adolph Grecke
(Russian, Saint Petersburg, recorded 1755–90)
Date: 1786
Medium: Steel, ivory, gold, brass
Accession Number: 1986.265.1, .2
Natural Trumpet
Johann Wilhelm Haas
(German, Nuremberg 1649–1723 Nuremberg)
Date: late 17th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 89.4.2375
Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Medium: Rosewood, brass, mother-of-pearl
Accession Number: 1972.47
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
Casket
Attributed to Michel Redlin
(German, documented 1688)
Date: ca. 1680
Medium: Amber, gold foil, gilt brass, wood, silk satin, paper
Accession Number: 2006.452a–c
Spoon holder
Design attributed to Christopher Dresser
(British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Date: ca. 1878–81
Medium: Silver-plated brass, ebony
Accession Number: 1988.164
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Medium: Brass, touch pieces of ivory
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
Clarinet in D
Date: 1750–70
Medium: Boxwood, brass
Accession Number: 2010.185
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Medium: Wood (poplar) with gesso relief, gold and tin leaf, glazes and paint; wood (cypress, poplar, and mulberry), mother-of-pearl, marble and other stones, stucco with glass, plaster ceramic tiles, iron, brass
Accession Number: 1970.170
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
Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, Serial Number 12406
Samuel Colt
(American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date: ca. 1853
Medium: Steel, brass, gold, wood (walnut), textile
Accession Number: 1995.336
Natural Trumpet in D
Andreas Naeplaesnigg
(Germany, active Jettingen ca. 1790)
Date: 1790
Medium: Brass, colored rock
Accession Number: 89.4.1097
Sutra Box with Dragons amid Clouds
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Date:
Medium: Red lacquer with incised decoration inlaid with gold; damascened brass lock and key
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Necklace
Alexander Calder
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1898–1976 New York)
Date: ca. 1940
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 2006.32.5
Sea Dragon
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: 89.4.881a-c
Power Figure: Male (Nkisi)
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1978.409
Armor
Date: ca. 1400–1450 and later
Accession Number: 29.154.3
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Accession Number: 89.4.924
Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869)
Samuel Jackson
(American, Baltimore, active 1833–70)
Date: 1854–55
Accession Number: 2009.8a–c
Śankh
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 1986.12
Linen Press
Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony
(American, 1902–1915)
Date: ca. 1904
Accession Number: 1991.311.1
Jagdhorn in G
Jacob Schmidt
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 14.25.1623
Tanggu
Elevated Tone Workshop, Guangzhou
(Canton)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.28 a, b
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Date: 1760–90
Accession Number: 43.34 a-g
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Accession Number: 1984.221
Center table
Imperial Armory, Tula
(south of Moscow), Russia
Date: ca. 1780–85
Accession Number: 2002.115
Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (1729–1796)
Johan Adolph Grecke
(Russian, Saint Petersburg, recorded 1755–90)
Date: 1786
Accession Number: 1986.265.1, .2
Natural Trumpet
Johann Wilhelm Haas
(German, Nuremberg 1649–1723 Nuremberg)
Date: late 17th century
Accession Number: 89.4.2375
Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Accession Number: 1972.47
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Casket
Attributed to Michel Redlin
(German, documented 1688)
Date: ca. 1680
Accession Number: 2006.452a–c
Spoon holder
Design attributed to Christopher Dresser
(British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Date: ca. 1878–81
Accession Number: 1988.164
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
Clarinet in D
Date: 1750–70
Accession Number: 2010.185
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Accession Number: 1970.170
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
Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, Serial Number 12406
Samuel Colt
(American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date: ca. 1853
Accession Number: 1995.336
Natural Trumpet in D
Andreas Naeplaesnigg
(Germany, active Jettingen ca. 1790)
Date: 1790
Accession Number: 89.4.1097
Sutra Box with Dragons amid Clouds
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Date:
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Necklace
Alexander Calder
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1898–1976 New York)
Date: ca. 1940
Accession Number: 2006.32.5
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