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56 records
France x A.D. 1600–1800 x
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
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
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Suit
Date: 1774–92
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.61.13.2a–c
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1730
Medium: (a) wool; (b) silk; (a, b) metallic thread
Accession Number: 2004.411a, b
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 62.55
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
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Medium: Carved and gilded walnut; embroidered silk satin
Accession Number: 58.75.25
The Intoxication of Wine
Clodion
(Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date: ca. 1780–90
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 14.40.687
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
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Medium: Canvas; silk, wool, and metal-thread embroidery in tent stitch (316 stitches per sq. inch, 49 stitches per sq. cm.)
Accession Number: 46.43.4
Boiserie from the Hôtel de Varengeville
Date: ca. 1736–52, with later additions
Medium: Carved, painted, and gilded oak
Accession Number: 63.228.1
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
The Lute Player
Valentin de Boulogne
(French, 1591–1632)
Date: ca. 1626
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 2008.459
Dish: The Destruction of the Hosts of Pharoah
Master IC
(probably Jean Court) (French, Limoges, active 1614–1627)
Date: probably early 17th century
Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1232
The Death of Socrates
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1787
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 31.45
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
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
Potpourri vase (pot-pourri gondole)
Sèvres Manufactory
(French, 1740–present)
Date: 1756–57
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain
Accession Number: 58.75.88a–c
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836)
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1788
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 1977.10
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
Sabine Houdon (1787–1836)
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1788
Medium: White marble on gray marble socle
Accession Number: 50.145.66
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
La Crainte des Traits de l'Amour
Jean-Louis Lemoyne
(French, 1665–1755)
Date: 1739–40
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: 67.197
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
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
Mezzetin
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: ca. 1718–20
Medium: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 34.138
Doublet
Date: early 1620s
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1989.196
Head of a Man
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: ca. 1718
Accession Number: 37.165.107
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Suit
Date: 1774–92
Accession Number: C.I.61.13.2a–c
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1730
Accession Number: 2004.411a, b
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 62.55
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Accession Number: 58.75.25
The Intoxication of Wine
Clodion
(Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date: ca. 1780–90
Accession Number: 14.40.687
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
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Accession Number: 46.43.4
Boiserie from the Hôtel de Varengeville
Date: ca. 1736–52, with later additions
Accession Number: 63.228.1
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
The Lute Player
Valentin de Boulogne
(French, 1591–1632)
Date: ca. 1626
Accession Number: 2008.459
Dish: The Destruction of the Hosts of Pharoah
Master IC
(probably Jean Court) (French, Limoges, active 1614–1627)
Date: probably early 17th century
Accession Number: 1975.1.1232
The Death of Socrates
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 31.45
Perseus and the Origin of Coral
Claude Lorrain
(Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)
Date: ca. 1671
Accession Number: 1975.1.661
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
Potpourri vase (pot-pourri gondole)
Sèvres Manufactory
(French, 1740–present)
Date: 1756–57
Accession Number: 58.75.88a–c
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836)
Jacques Louis David
(French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date: 1788
Accession Number: 1977.10
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Sabine Houdon (1787–1836)
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1788
Accession Number: 50.145.66
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
La Crainte des Traits de l'Amour
Jean-Louis Lemoyne
(French, 1665–1755)
Date: 1739–40
Accession Number: 67.197
Seated Woman
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: 1716–1717
Accession Number: 1975.1.763
Writing table (bureau plat)
Gilles Joubert
(French, ca. 1689–1775)
Date: 1759
Accession Number: 1973.315.1
Mezzetin
Antoine Watteau
(French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date: ca. 1718–20
Accession Number: 34.138
Doublet
Date: early 1620s
Accession Number: 1989.196
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