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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
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Medium: Rosewood, ivory, silver
Accession Number: 2005.365
"Fortissimo"
Séraphin Soudbinine
(French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944)
Date: 1925–26
Medium: Lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl, gold
Accession Number: 50.102.4
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Medium: Glass, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.924
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Medium: Silver gilt
Accession Number: 1996.287
Necklace
René-Jules Lalique
(French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date: ca. 1897–99
Medium: Gold, enamel, opals, amethysts
Accession Number: 1985.114
Fancy dress costume
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: 1911
Medium: metal, silk, cotton
Accession Number: 1983.8a, b
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
"History of Navigation" Mural
Jean Dupas
(French, Bourdeaux 1882–1964 Paris )
Date: 1934
Medium: Glass, paint, gold, silver, palladium leaf
Accession Number: 1976.414.3a-ggg
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
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Lead-glazed earthenware inlaid with slip, with molded ornament
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
"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
Coin cabinet
Designed by Charles Percier
(French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)
Date: ca. 1809–19
Medium: Mahogany, applied and inlaid silver
Accession Number: 26.168.77
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Medium: cotton, silk, metal
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Steel, gold
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
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
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 62.55
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper gilt
Accession Number: 2001.634
Chasse of Champagnat
Date: ca. 1150
Medium: Copper: engraved and gilt; champlevé enamel: blue-black, medium blue, turquoise, green, red, and white
Accession Number: 17.190.685–87, .695, .710–.711
Evening dress
Weeks
(French)
Date: ca. 1911
Medium: silk, metal, glass
Accession Number: C.I.57.17.3
Virgin and Child in Majesty
Date: ca. 1175–1200
Medium: Walnut with paint, tin relief on a lead white ground, and linen
Accession Number: 16.32.194a, b
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
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
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Medium: Woven silk and metal thread with applied silk and chenille embroidery
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
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
Dress ornament
Georges Fouquet
(French, 1862–1957)
Date: ca. 1923
Medium: Jade, onyx, diamonds, enamel, platinum
Accession Number: 2001.723
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
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
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Accession Number: 2005.365
"Fortissimo"
Séraphin Soudbinine
(French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944)
Date: 1925–26
Accession Number: 50.102.4
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Accession Number: 89.4.924
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Accession Number: 1996.287
Necklace
René-Jules Lalique
(French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date: ca. 1897–99
Accession Number: 1985.114
Fancy dress costume
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: 1911
Accession Number: 1983.8a, b
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
"History of Navigation" Mural
Jean Dupas
(French, Bourdeaux 1882–1964 Paris )
Date: 1934
Accession Number: 1976.414.3a-ggg
Tabernacle of Cherves
Date: ca. 1220–1230
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
"Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1998
Accession Number: 1999.494a–h
Coin cabinet
Designed by Charles Percier
(French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)
Date: ca. 1809–19
Accession Number: 26.168.77
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 62.55
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Accession Number: 2001.634
Chasse of Champagnat
Date: ca. 1150
Accession Number: 17.190.685–87, .695, .710–.711
Evening dress
Weeks
(French)
Date: ca. 1911
Accession Number: C.I.57.17.3
Virgin and Child in Majesty
Date: ca. 1175–1200
Accession Number: 16.32.194a, b
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Dress ornament
Georges Fouquet
(French, 1862–1957)
Date: ca. 1923
Accession Number: 2001.723
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
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