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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
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
Tapestry Room from Croome Court
Room after a design by Robert Adam
(British, Kirkclady, Scotland 1728–1792 London)
Date: 1763–71
Medium: Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter)
Accession Number: 58.75.1–.22
Presentation Smallsword
James Morisset
(English, London, active 1768–1800)
Date: hallmarked for 1797–98
Medium: Silver-gilt, enamel, steel, paste brilliants
Accession Number: 26.145.315a, b
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
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Medium: Steel; forged and pierced
Accession Number: 1987.14
Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony
Israel Schuech
(German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: dated 1606
Medium: Steel; gilt bronze, with traces of enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls, wood
Accession Number: 1970.77
Flintlock Gun
Pierre Le Bourgeois
(French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620
Medium: Steel, chiseled, blued, and gilt; wood, inlaid with silver, brass, and engraved mother-of-pearl; gilt brass; bone
Accession Number: 1972.223
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
Narva
Jean Tinguely
(Swiss, 1925–1991)
Date: 1961
Medium: Steel bars, metal wheel, tubes, cast iron, wire, aluminum, string, electric motor 220 v
Accession Number: 2006.277a-fff
Helmet (Spangenhelm)
Date: 6th–7th century
Medium: Iron, copper alloy, gold
Accession Number: 42.50.1
"MR" Armchair
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(American (born Germany), Aachen 1886–1969 Chicago, Illinois)
Date: 1927
Medium: Tubular steel, painted caning
Accession Number: 1980.351
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Medium: Case: silver, partly gilded, and gilt brass; movement: brass, steel
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Armor (Gusoku)
Helmet bowl signed Saotome Iyetada
(Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)
Date: 16th and 18th centuries
Medium: Iron, lacquer, silk, gilt copper
Accession Number: 14.100.172
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Medium: Blade: iron; scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, garnets, glass-paste; guard: gilt-bronze
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
Helmet
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Steel, gold, silver
Accession Number: 04.3.456a
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
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–27
Medium: Steel, gold, rubies, emeralds, wood, textile, glass
Accession Number: 1984.332
Odalisque
Anthony Caro
(British, New Malden, Surrey 1924–2013 London)
Date: 1984
Medium: Steel
Accession Number: 1984.328a-d
Sword and Scabbard
Date: ca. 60 B.C.
Medium: Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard
Accession Number: 1999.94a-d
Pair of Diviner's Figures
Date: 19th–mid-20th century
Medium: Wood, pigment, beads, iron
Accession Number: 1978.412.390-.391
Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Steel, iron, gold, wood, shagreen
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
Eagle
William Rush
(1756–1833)
Date: 1809–11
Medium: Carved wood (probably Eastern white pine), gessoed and gilded, and cast iron, painted
Accession Number: 2002.21.1
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Blade for a Dagger (Tantō)
Blade inscribed by Rai Kunitoshi
(Japanese, active ca. 1290–ca. 1320)
Date: ca. 1315–16
Medium: Steel
Accession Number: 1991.373a, b
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver
Accession Number: 34.85
Portions of a Costume Armor
Kolman Helmschmid
(German, Augsburg, 1471–1532)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Steel, gold
Accession Number: 24.179; 26.188.1, .2; 29.158.363a, b
Sword
Date: 10th century
Medium: Steel, copper, silver, niello
Accession Number: 55.46.1
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
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Accession Number: 1970.170
Tapestry Room from Croome Court
Room after a design by Robert Adam
(British, Kirkclady, Scotland 1728–1792 London)
Date: 1763–71
Accession Number: 58.75.1–.22
Presentation Smallsword
James Morisset
(English, London, active 1768–1800)
Date: hallmarked for 1797–98
Accession Number: 26.145.315a, b
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
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Accession Number: 1987.14
Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony
Israel Schuech
(German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: dated 1606
Accession Number: 1970.77
Flintlock Gun
Pierre Le Bourgeois
(French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620
Accession Number: 1972.223
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Narva
Jean Tinguely
(Swiss, 1925–1991)
Date: 1961
Accession Number: 2006.277a-fff
Helmet (Spangenhelm)
Date: 6th–7th century
Accession Number: 42.50.1
"MR" Armchair
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(American (born Germany), Aachen 1886–1969 Chicago, Illinois)
Date: 1927
Accession Number: 1980.351
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Armor (Gusoku)
Helmet bowl signed Saotome Iyetada
(Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)
Date: 16th and 18th centuries
Accession Number: 14.100.172
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
Helmet
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 04.3.456a
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
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–27
Accession Number: 1984.332
Odalisque
Anthony Caro
(British, New Malden, Surrey 1924–2013 London)
Date: 1984
Accession Number: 1984.328a-d
Sword and Scabbard
Date: ca. 60 B.C.
Accession Number: 1999.94a-d
Pair of Diviner's Figures
Date: 19th–mid-20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.390-.391
Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
Eagle
William Rush
(1756–1833)
Date: 1809–11
Accession Number: 2002.21.1
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Blade for a Dagger (Tantō)
Blade inscribed by Rai Kunitoshi
(Japanese, active ca. 1290–ca. 1320)
Date: ca. 1315–16
Accession Number: 1991.373a, b
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 34.85
Portions of a Costume Armor
Kolman Helmschmid
(German, Augsburg, 1471–1532)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 24.179; 26.188.1, .2; 29.158.363a, b
Sword
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 55.46.1
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