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France x A.D. 1600–1800 x
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
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
Queen Esther Approaching the Palace of Ahasuerus
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: 1658
Medium: Pen and brown ink; brown wash over black chalk; heightened with white
Accession Number: 1997.156
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
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
Model for a Proposed Monument to Commemorate the Invention of the Balloon
Clodion
(Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date: ca. 1784
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 44.21a, b
Seated Woman
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: 1716–1717
Medium: Black, red and white chalk
Accession Number: 1975.1.763
Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun
Nicolas Poussin
(French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Date: 1658
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 24.45.1
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1730
Medium: (a) wool; (b) silk; (a, b) metallic thread
Accession Number: 2004.411a, b
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
Potpourri vase (pot-pourri gondole)
Sèvres Manufactory
(French, 1740–present)
Date: 1756–57
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain
Accession Number: 58.75.88a–c
Boiserie from the Hôtel de Cabris, Grasse
Date: ca. 1774, with later additions
Medium: Carved, painted, and gilded oak
Accession Number: 1972.276.1
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Medium: Rosewood, ivory, silver
Accession Number: 2005.365
The Fortune Teller
Georges de La Tour
(French, Vic-sur-Seille 1593–1653 Lunéville)
Date: probably 1630s
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 60.30
Portrait of Monsieur Aublet
Guillaume Voiriot
(French, Paris 1713–1799 Paris)
Date: ca. 1782
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 2007.442
Head of a Man
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: ca. 1718
Medium: Red and black chalk
Accession Number: 37.165.107
The Abduction of the Sabine Women
Nicolas Poussin
(French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Date: probably 1633–34
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 46.160
"Music"
Savonnerie Manufactory
(Manufactory, established 1626; Manufacture Royale, established 1663)
Date: ca. 1685–97
Medium: Wool (Ghiordes knot, 90 knots per square in.)
Accession Number: 52.118
Robe à l'Anglaise
Date: 1785–87
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.66.39a, b
The Toilette of Venus
François Boucher
(French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Date: 1751
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 20.155.9
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
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
Wine-bottle cooler (seau à bouteille)
Vincennes Manufactory
(French, ca. 1740–1756)
Date: 1753
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain
Accession Number: 1970.230.4
Perseus and the Origin of Coral
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: ca. 1671
Medium: Black chalk, sepia and black ink, sepia and gray wash heightened with white
Accession Number: 1975.1.661
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
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1790
Medium: a) silk; b,c) silk, linen
Accession Number: 2003.45a–c
The Trojan Women Setting Fire to Their Fleet
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: ca. 1643
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 55.119
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
Broken Eggs
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
(French, Tournus 1725–1805 Paris)
Date: 1756
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 20.155.8
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Queen Esther Approaching the Palace of Ahasuerus
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: 1658
Accession Number: 1997.156
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
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Model for a Proposed Monument to Commemorate the Invention of the Balloon
Clodion
(Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date: ca. 1784
Accession Number: 44.21a, b
Seated Woman
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: 1716–1717
Accession Number: 1975.1.763
Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun
Nicolas Poussin
(French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Date: 1658
Accession Number: 24.45.1
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1730
Accession Number: 2004.411a, b
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
Potpourri vase (pot-pourri gondole)
Sèvres Manufactory
(French, 1740–present)
Date: 1756–57
Accession Number: 58.75.88a–c
Boiserie from the Hôtel de Cabris, Grasse
Date: ca. 1774, with later additions
Accession Number: 1972.276.1
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Accession Number: 2005.365
The Fortune Teller
Georges de La Tour
(French, Vic-sur-Seille 1593–1653 Lunéville)
Date: probably 1630s
Accession Number: 60.30
Portrait of Monsieur Aublet
Guillaume Voiriot
(French, Paris 1713–1799 Paris)
Date: ca. 1782
Accession Number: 2007.442
Head of a Man
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: ca. 1718
Accession Number: 37.165.107
The Abduction of the Sabine Women
Nicolas Poussin
(French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Date: probably 1633–34
Accession Number: 46.160
"Music"
Savonnerie Manufactory
(Manufactory, established 1626; Manufacture Royale, established 1663)
Date: ca. 1685–97
Accession Number: 52.118
Robe à l'Anglaise
Date: 1785–87
Accession Number: C.I.66.39a, b
The Toilette of Venus
François Boucher
(French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Date: 1751
Accession Number: 20.155.9
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
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Wine-bottle cooler (seau à bouteille)
Vincennes Manufactory
(French, ca. 1740–1756)
Date: 1753
Accession Number: 1970.230.4
Perseus and the Origin of Coral
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: ca. 1671
Accession Number: 1975.1.661
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1790
Accession Number: 2003.45a–c
The Trojan Women Setting Fire to Their Fleet
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: ca. 1643
Accession Number: 55.119
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
Broken Eggs
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
(French, Tournus 1725–1805 Paris)
Date: 1756
Accession Number: 20.155.8
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