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Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterations
Medium: Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, and cherry veneered with hornbeam (partially stained), tulipwood, walnut, holly and maple (both partially stained), boxwood, mahogany, and other woods; red brocatelle marble; gilt bronze; iron, steel, and brass
Accession Number: 1982.60.81
Rolltop desk
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1776–79
Medium: Oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), tulipwood, mahogany, and other woods; mother-of-pearl; partially gilded and tooled leather; gilt bronze, iron, steel, brass, partially gold-lacquered brass
Accession Number: 41.82
Mantel clock with musical movement
Clockmaker: Jean-Baptiste-André Furet
(French, ca. 1720–1807)
Date: ca. 1784
Medium: Case: gilded and lacquered bronze and marble; Movement (in bust): brass and steel with enameled hour and minute chapter rings; Miniature organ with pipes and bellows (in base): brass, steel, and leather
Accession Number: 58.75.127
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
Game table
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1780–83
Medium: Oak and walnut, veneered with mahogany, maple, holly (the last two partially stained); iron, steel, brass, gilt bronze; felt and partially tooled and gilded leather
Accession Number: 2007.42.1a–e, .2a–o, aa–nn
Mechanical table
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1781
Medium: Oak veneered with mahogany and marquetry of bois satiné, sycamore, holly, ebonized holly fillets, and bayberry, the top with an amaranth border; gilt-bronze mounts; mirror glass; iron and brass fittings; green velvet (not original)
Accession Number: 49.7.117
Automaton in the form of a chariot pushed by a Chinese attendant and set with a clock
James Cox
(British, ca. 1723–1800)
Date: 1766
Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewels
Accession Number: 1982.60.137
Mechanical table (Table mécanique)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1778
Medium: Oak veneered with marquetry of bois satiné, holly, amaranth, barberry, stained sycamore, and green-lacquered wood; gilt-bronze mounts; steel, iron and brass fittings; mirror glass; velvet (not original)
Accession Number: 33.12
Oval table
Attributed to David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1774–80
Medium: Oak, walnut, pine, cherry, and maple, veneered with maple, hornbeam, holly (all partially stained), cherry, mahogany, tulipwood, and other woods; gilt bronze, iron, brass, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather
Accession Number: 58.75.39
Miniature secretary incorporating a watch
James Cox
(British, ca. 1723–1800)
Date: ca. 1766–72
Medium: Case: agate, with gold mounts, gilded brass, pearls, and paste jewels set in silver; Dial: white enamel; Movement: wheel balance and cock set with paste jewels
Accession Number: 46.184a–c
Rolltop desk
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1780
Medium: Oak, pine, walnut, cherry, tulipwood, and mahogany (later drawers), veneered with maple hornbeam (both partially stained), tulipwood, burl wood (stained), mahogany, holly, walnut, and other woods; gilt bronze, brass, steel, and iron; marble; partially tooled and gilded leather
Accession Number: 58.75.55
Longcase clock
Clockmaker: Hermann Achenbach
(German, born 1730, active before 1759–92)
Date: ca. 1774–75
Medium: Case: oak veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, and hornbeam (all partly stained), and other woods; mother-of-pearl; gilded bronze; and brass; Dial: partly gilded and partly silvered brass and enameled and painted copper; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1975.101
Microscope
Optical elements by Claude-Siméon Passemant
(1702–1769)
Date: ca. 1750
Medium: Gilt bronze, shagreen, tinted parchment with gold tooling, steel, brass, mahogany, mirror glass, glass
Accession Number: 1986.1a–d
Flintlock Rifle
Jacob Kuntz
(American, Allentown, Pennsylvania 1780–1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date: ca. 1810–15
Medium: Steel, brass, wood (maple), silver, bone, horn
Accession Number: 42.22
Wall clock (pendule en cartel)
Clock maker: Jean Godde l'aîné
(French, ca. 1668–1748/49)
Date: ca. 1740–45
Medium: Case: gilded bronze, oak, and tortoiseshell on brass marquetry on oak; Dial: white enamel and gilded brass with blued-steel hands; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1971.206.27
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Medium: Steel, gold, brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Longcase clock with calendrical, lunar, and tidal indications (The Graves Tompion)
Thomas Tompion
(British, 1639–1713)
Date: ca. 1677–80
Medium: Case: oak veneered with walnut, panels of oyster-cut olive wood; marquetry panels of green-stained bone, ivory, and various woods; gilded-brass mounts; Dial: gilded and silvered brass; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1999.48.2
Table or bracket clock with calendar
Clockmaker: Daniel Delander
(British, 1678–1733)
Date: probably ca. 1720
Medium: Case: walnut, oak veneered with walnut and burl walnut; stained wooden moldings; and brass fittings; Dial: gilded and silvered brass; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1974.28.94
Bookstand
Design attributed to Charles-Auguste Questel
(1807–1888)
Date: 1839
Medium: Ebony, ebony veneer, ebonized maple, oak, maple, rosewood, snakewood, ivory, mother-of-pearl; brass hardware and mounts; lined with silk velvet not original to the piece
Accession Number: 2006.518
Architect's table
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1780–95
Medium: Oak, mahogany, walnut, pine, and cherry, veneered with mahogany; gilt bronze, brass, iron, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather
Accession Number: L.2009.19
Pair-case repeating watch
Watchmaker: John Champion
(British, 1730–1779)
Date: ca. 1770–72
Medium: Outer case: glass and gold set with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, and rubies; Inner case: gold; Dial: white enamel with black painted Chinese characters and blued steel hands; Movement: gilded brass and partly blued steel
Accession Number: 17.190.1440a, b
Longcase clock with calendar
Clockmaker: Joseph Knibb
(British, 1640–1711)
Date: ca. 1680–85
Medium: Case: walnut and oak veneered with walnut; Dial: gilded and silvered brass; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1974.28.92
Longcase astronomical regulator
Clockmaker: Ferdinand Berthoud
(French, 1727–1807)
Date: ca. 1768–70
Medium: Case: oak veneered with ebony and brass, with gilt-bronze mounts; Dial: white enamel; Movement: gilded brass and steel
Accession Number: 1982.60.50
Wall clock (cartel)
Clockmaker: Étienne LeNoir
(French, 1675–1739)
Date: ca. 1735–40
Medium: Case: soft-paste porcelain and partly gilded brass; Dial: white enamel; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1982.60.84
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
Clock with pedestal
Case attributed to André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1690
Medium: Case and pedestal of oak with marquetry of tortoiseshell, engraved brass, and pewter; gilt bronze; dial of gilt brass with white enameled Arabic numerals; movement of brass and steel
Accession Number: 58.53a–c
Cabinet on stand
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Pine veneered with marquetry of walnut, burl walnut, and holly; oak drawers; walnut legs; brass hardware, some of it replaced
Accession Number: 66.64.15
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
Mantel clock (pendule de chiminée)
Movement by the workshop of Julien Le Roy
(French, Tours 1686–1759 Paris)
Date: ca. 1757–60
Medium: Case: gilded and patinated bronze on a base of oak veneered with ebony with gilded-bronze mounts; Dial: white enamel with black numerals; Movement: brass and steel
Accession Number: 1991.8
The Backgammon Players
Philip Webb
(British, Oxford 1831–1915 West Sussex)
Date: 1861
Medium: Painted pine, oil paint on leather, brass, copper
Accession Number: 26.54
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterations
Accession Number: 1982.60.81
Rolltop desk
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1776–79
Accession Number: 41.82
Mantel clock with musical movement
Clockmaker: Jean-Baptiste-André Furet
(French, ca. 1720–1807)
Date: ca. 1784
Accession Number: 58.75.127
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
Game table
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1780–83
Accession Number: 2007.42.1a–e, .2a–o, aa–nn
Mechanical table
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1781
Accession Number: 49.7.117
Automaton in the form of a chariot pushed by a Chinese attendant and set with a clock
James Cox
(British, ca. 1723–1800)
Date: 1766
Accession Number: 1982.60.137
Mechanical table (Table mécanique)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1778
Accession Number: 33.12
Oval table
Attributed to David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1774–80
Accession Number: 58.75.39
Miniature secretary incorporating a watch
James Cox
(British, ca. 1723–1800)
Date: ca. 1766–72
Accession Number: 46.184a–c
Rolltop desk
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1780
Accession Number: 58.75.55
Longcase clock
Clockmaker: Hermann Achenbach
(German, born 1730, active before 1759–92)
Date: ca. 1774–75
Accession Number: 1975.101
Microscope
Optical elements by Claude-Siméon Passemant
(1702–1769)
Date: ca. 1750
Accession Number: 1986.1a–d
Flintlock Rifle
Jacob Kuntz
(American, Allentown, Pennsylvania 1780–1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date: ca. 1810–15
Accession Number: 42.22
Wall clock (pendule en cartel)
Clock maker: Jean Godde l'aîné
(French, ca. 1668–1748/49)
Date: ca. 1740–45
Accession Number: 1971.206.27
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Longcase clock with calendrical, lunar, and tidal indications (The Graves Tompion)
Thomas Tompion
(British, 1639–1713)
Date: ca. 1677–80
Accession Number: 1999.48.2
Table or bracket clock with calendar
Clockmaker: Daniel Delander
(British, 1678–1733)
Date: probably ca. 1720
Accession Number: 1974.28.94
Bookstand
Design attributed to Charles-Auguste Questel
(1807–1888)
Date: 1839
Accession Number: 2006.518
Architect's table
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1780–95
Accession Number: L.2009.19
Pair-case repeating watch
Watchmaker: John Champion
(British, 1730–1779)
Date: ca. 1770–72
Accession Number: 17.190.1440a, b
Longcase clock with calendar
Clockmaker: Joseph Knibb
(British, 1640–1711)
Date: ca. 1680–85
Accession Number: 1974.28.92
Longcase astronomical regulator
Clockmaker: Ferdinand Berthoud
(French, 1727–1807)
Date: ca. 1768–70
Accession Number: 1982.60.50
Wall clock (cartel)
Clockmaker: Étienne LeNoir
(French, 1675–1739)
Date: ca. 1735–40
Accession Number: 1982.60.84
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Clock with pedestal
Case attributed to André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1690
Accession Number: 58.53a–c
Cabinet on stand
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 66.64.15
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
Mantel clock (pendule de chiminée)
Movement by the workshop of Julien Le Roy
(French, Tours 1686–1759 Paris)
Date: ca. 1757–60
Accession Number: 1991.8
The Backgammon Players
Philip Webb
(British, Oxford 1831–1915 West Sussex)
Date: 1861
Accession Number: 26.54
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