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Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Robe à la Française
Date: 1750–75
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.54.70a, b
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
Column Statue of a King
Date: ca. 1150–60
Medium: Limestone
Accession Number: 20.157
Joan of Arc
Jules Bastien-Lepage
(French, Damvillers 1848–1884 Paris)
Date: 1879
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 89.21.1
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
Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
Date: 1264–88
Medium: Limestone with traces of polychromy and gilding
Accession Number: 17.120.5
Suit
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1938
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.54.16.1a, b
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
Writing table (bureau plat)
Gilles Joubert
(French, ca. 1689–1775)
Date: 1759
Medium: Lacquered oak, gilt-bronze mounts, lined with modern leather
Accession Number: 1973.315.1
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(French, 1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Medium: Carved and gilded walnut; embroidered silk satin
Accession Number: 58.75.25
Virgin
Date: ca. 1250
Medium: Sandstone, original paint
Accession Number: 47.101.11
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
Sandals
Salvatore Ferragamo
(Italian, founded 1929)
Date: 1938
Medium: leather, cork
Accession Number: 1973.282.2
"May"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1953
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.60.21.1a, b
[Female Nude in Studio]
Franck-François-Genès Chauvassaignes
(French, 1831–after 1900)
Date: 1856–59
Medium: Salted paper print from glass negative
Accession Number: 1998.338
Ensemble
Louis Vuitton Co.
(French, founded 1854)
Date: fall/winter 1998–99
Medium: (a) rubberized cotton; (b) silk; (c, d) leather
Accession Number: 1999.58a–d
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 62.55
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
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
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Medium: Linen, papier-mâché, bole, gold leaf, graphite (helmet); silk, cotton, metal coils and spangles, metallic yarn (tunic)
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
Jacket
Date: ca. 1785
Medium: silk, linen
Accession Number: 1998.253.1
The Dance Class
Edgar Degas
(French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: 1874
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 1987.47.1
Evening dress
House of Patou
(French, founded 1919)
Date: 1987
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1994.278
Nude Before a Mirror
Balthus
(Balthasar Klossowski) (French, Paris 1908–2001 Rossinière )
Date: 1955
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 1975.1.155
Saint-Guilhem Cloister
Date: late 12th–early 13th century
Medium: Limestone
Accession Number: 25.120.1–.134
A Gathering at Woods' Edge
Jean Honoré Fragonard
(French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date: 1761–73
Medium: Red chalk
Accession Number: 1995.101
Dress
Yves Saint Laurent, Paris
(French, founded 1961)
Date: fall/winter 1965–66
Medium: wool
Accession Number: C.I.69.23
Mirror Case
Date: 1350–75
Medium: Elephant ivory
Accession Number: 41.100.160
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Robe à la Française
Date: 1750–75
Accession Number: C.I.54.70a, b
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
Column Statue of a King
Date: ca. 1150–60
Accession Number: 20.157
Joan of Arc
Jules Bastien-Lepage
(French, Damvillers 1848–1884 Paris)
Date: 1879
Accession Number: 89.21.1
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
Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
Date: 1264–88
Accession Number: 17.120.5
Suit
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1938
Accession Number: C.I.54.16.1a, b
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Writing table (bureau plat)
Gilles Joubert
(French, ca. 1689–1775)
Date: 1759
Accession Number: 1973.315.1
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(French, 1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Accession Number: 58.75.25
Virgin
Date: ca. 1250
Accession Number: 47.101.11
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
Sandals
Salvatore Ferragamo
(Italian, founded 1929)
Date: 1938
Accession Number: 1973.282.2
"May"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1953
Accession Number: C.I.60.21.1a, b
[Female Nude in Studio]
Franck-François-Genès Chauvassaignes
(French, 1831–after 1900)
Date: 1856–59
Accession Number: 1998.338
Ensemble
Louis Vuitton Co.
(French, founded 1854)
Date: fall/winter 1998–99
Accession Number: 1999.58a–d
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 62.55
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
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
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
Jacket
Date: ca. 1785
Accession Number: 1998.253.1
The Dance Class
Edgar Degas
(French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: 1874
Accession Number: 1987.47.1
Evening dress
House of Patou
(French, founded 1919)
Date: 1987
Accession Number: 1994.278
Nude Before a Mirror
Balthus
(Balthasar Klossowski) (French, Paris 1908–2001 Rossinière )
Date: 1955
Accession Number: 1975.1.155
Saint-Guilhem Cloister
Date: late 12th–early 13th century
Accession Number: 25.120.1–.134
A Gathering at Woods' Edge
Jean Honoré Fragonard
(French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date: 1761–73
Accession Number: 1995.101
Dress
Yves Saint Laurent, Paris
(French, founded 1961)
Date: fall/winter 1965–66
Accession Number: C.I.69.23
Mirror Case
Date: 1350–75
Accession Number: 41.100.160
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