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Head of an Oba
Date: 16th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 1979.206.86
Plaque: Warrior and Attendants
Date: 16th–17th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 1990.332
English Horn
H. Grenser
Date: before 1807
Medium: Wood, ivory, brass
Accession Number: 1980.111a,b
Center table
Imperial Armory, Tula
(south of Moscow), Russia
Date: ca. 1780–85
Medium: Steel, silver, gilt copper, gilt brass, basswood; replaced mirror glass
Accession Number: 2002.115
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Medium: Steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Clarinet in D
Date: 1750–70
Medium: Boxwood, brass
Accession Number: 2010.185
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Medium: Brass; cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Card table
Charles-Honoré Lannuier
(1779–1819)
Date: 1817
Medium: Mahogany veneer, white pine, yellow poplar, gilded gesso, vert antique, and gilded brass
Accession Number: 1995.377.1
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
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
Finial in the Form of a Parrot
Date: 17th–18th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 19.135.3
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Medium: Case: silver, partly gilded, and gilt brass; movement: brass, steel
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Śankh
Date: 19th century
Medium: Shell (Turbinella pyrum), brass, wax
Accession Number: 1986.12
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
Sofa
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
(1770–1854)
Date: ca. 1810–20
Medium: Mahogany, tulip poplar, cane, gilded brass
Accession Number: 60.4.1
Prototype tea service
Eliel Saarinen
(American (born Finland), Rantasalmi 1873–1950 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
Date: ca. 1933–35
Medium: Electroplated nickel silver, brass, and Bakelite
Accession Number: 1999.27.1a-c-5
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Spoon holder
Design attributed to Christopher Dresser
(British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Date: ca. 1878–81
Medium: Silver-plated brass, ebony
Accession Number: 1988.164
Necklace
Alexander Calder
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1898–1976 New York)
Date: ca. 1940
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 2006.32.5
Linen Press
Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony
(American, 1902–1915)
Date: ca. 1904
Medium: Oak, tulip poplar, brass
Accession Number: 1991.311.1
Sutra Box with Dragon
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Date:
Medium: Red lacquer with incised decoration and gilding; damascened-brass lock and key
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Covered Box
Date: 10th–12th century
Medium: Lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell over pigment; brass wire
Accession Number: 25.215.41a, b
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Medium: Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with brass (bidri ware)
Accession Number: 1984.221
Tanggu
Elevated Tone Workshop, Guangzhou
(Canton)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, oxhide, lacquer, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.28 a, b
Walking-Stick Flute/Oboe
Georg Henrich Scherer
(German, 1703–1778)
Date: ca. 1750–57
Medium: Narwhal (narwhahl) tusk, ivory, gilt brass
Accession Number: 2006.86a–c
Armor
Date: ca. 1400–1450 and later
Medium: Steel, brass, textile, leather
Accession Number: 29.154.3
Astrolabe of ‘Umar ibn Yusuf ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari
‘Umar ibn Yusuf ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari
Date: dated A.H. 690/ A.D. 1291
Medium: Brass; cast and hammered, pierced, chased, inlaid with silver
Accession Number: 91.1.535a–h
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhag 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
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
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
Head of an Oba
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.86
Plaque: Warrior and Attendants
Date: 16th–17th century
Accession Number: 1990.332
English Horn
H. Grenser
Date: before 1807
Accession Number: 1980.111a,b
Center table
Imperial Armory, Tula
(south of Moscow), Russia
Date: ca. 1780–85
Accession Number: 2002.115
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Clarinet in D
Date: 1750–70
Accession Number: 2010.185
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Card table
Charles-Honoré Lannuier
(1779–1819)
Date: 1817
Accession Number: 1995.377.1
Flintlock Rifle
Jacob Kuntz
(American, Allentown, Pennsylvania 1780–1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date: ca. 1810–15
Accession Number: 42.22
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Finial in the Form of a Parrot
Date: 17th–18th century
Accession Number: 19.135.3
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Śankh
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 1986.12
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
Sofa
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
(1770–1854)
Date: ca. 1810–20
Accession Number: 60.4.1
Prototype tea service
Eliel Saarinen
(American (born Finland), Rantasalmi 1873–1950 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
Date: ca. 1933–35
Accession Number: 1999.27.1a-c-5
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Spoon holder
Design attributed to Christopher Dresser
(British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Date: ca. 1878–81
Accession Number: 1988.164
Necklace
Alexander Calder
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1898–1976 New York)
Date: ca. 1940
Accession Number: 2006.32.5
Linen Press
Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony
(American, 1902–1915)
Date: ca. 1904
Accession Number: 1991.311.1
Sutra Box with Dragon
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Date:
Accession Number: 2001.584a–c
Covered Box
Date: 10th–12th century
Accession Number: 25.215.41a, b
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Accession Number: 1984.221
Tanggu
Elevated Tone Workshop, Guangzhou
(Canton)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.28 a, b
Walking-Stick Flute/Oboe
Georg Henrich Scherer
(German, 1703–1778)
Date: ca. 1750–57
Accession Number: 2006.86a–c
Armor
Date: ca. 1400–1450 and later
Accession Number: 29.154.3
Astrolabe of ‘Umar ibn Yusuf ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari
‘Umar ibn Yusuf ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari
Date: dated A.H. 690/ A.D. 1291
Accession Number: 91.1.535a–h
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterations
Accession Number: 1982.60.81
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
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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