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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
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver
Accession Number: 34.85
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Lead-glazed earthenware inlaid with slip, with molded ornament
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
The Crucifixion with Symbols of the Evangelists
Date: ca. 1100
Medium: Champlevé and cloisonné enamel on gilded copper
Accession Number: 17.190.426–.429; 2007.189
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Medium: silk, metal
Accession Number: 1984.30
Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment
Date: ca. 1260–70
Medium: Ivory with metal mounts
Accession Number: 1970.324.7a, b
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
"Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1998
Medium: (a, e, f) silk; (b, d) synthetic; (c) wool; (g, h) metal, glass
Accession Number: 1999.494a–h
Coin cabinet
Designed by Charles Percier
(French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)
Date: ca. 1809–19
Medium: Mahogany, applied and inlaid silver
Accession Number: 26.168.77
Chasse of Champagnat
Date: ca. 1150
Medium: Copper: engraved and gilt; champlevé enamel: blue-black, medium blue, turquoise, green, red, and white
Accession Number: 17.190.685–87, .695, .710–.711
Scenes from the Legend of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics
Date: ca. 1245–47
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Accession Number: 24.167a-k
The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg
(Franco-Netherlandish, active France, by 1399–1416)
Date: 1405–1408/1409
Medium: Tempera, gold, and ink on vellum
Accession Number: 54.1.1a, b
Henri d'Albret (1503–55), King of Navarre
Léonard Limosin
(ca. 1505–1575/1577)
Date: 1556
Medium: Enamel, painted on copper and partly gilded
Accession Number: 49.7.108
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper gilt
Accession Number: 2001.634
Tomb Effigy Bust of Marie de France (1327-41), daughter of Charles IV of France and Jeanne d'Evreux
Jean de Liège
(Franco-Netherlandish, active ca. 1361–died 1381)
Date: ca. 1381
Medium: Marble with lead inlays
Accession Number: 41.100.132
Cased set of a flintlock rifle, a pair of pistols, and accessories
Nicolas Noël Boutet
(French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Steel, engraved, blued, and damascened with gold; walnut, carved and inlaid with engraved silver; silver, cast and chiseled; horn; mahogany; velvet
Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
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
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Medium: silk, beads, metal thread
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Accordion
Alexandre Pere & Fils
Date: 1850–55
Medium: Wood, metal, various other materials
Accession Number: 1998.70
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Medium: cotton, silk, metal
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Reliquary Statuette of Saint Christopher
Date: ca. 1375–1425
Medium: Silver, silver-gilt
Accession Number: 17.190.361
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
Tabernacle of Cherves
Date: ca. 1220–1230
Medium: Copper (plaques): engraved, scraped, stippled, and gilt; (appliqués): repoussé, chased, engraved, scraped, and gilt; champlevé enamel: medium blue, turquoise, medium green, yellow, red, and white
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 1981.322
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
Flintlock Gun
Pierre Le Bourgeois
(French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620
Medium: Steel, chiseled, blued, and gilt; wood, inlaid with silver, brass, and engraved mother-of-pearl; gilt brass; bone
Accession Number: 1972.223
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
The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons
Jean Fouquet
(French, Tours ca. 1425–ca. 1478 Tours)
Date: ca. 1452–1460
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Accession Number: 1975.1.2490
Necklace
René-Jules Lalique
(French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date: ca. 1897–99
Medium: Gold, enamel, opals, amethysts
Accession Number: 1985.114
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 34.85
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
The Crucifixion with Symbols of the Evangelists
Date: ca. 1100
Accession Number: 17.190.426–.429; 2007.189
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Accession Number: 1984.30
Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment
Date: ca. 1260–70
Accession Number: 1970.324.7a, b
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
"Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1998
Accession Number: 1999.494a–h
Coin cabinet
Designed by Charles Percier
(French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)
Date: ca. 1809–19
Accession Number: 26.168.77
Chasse of Champagnat
Date: ca. 1150
Accession Number: 17.190.685–87, .695, .710–.711
The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg
(Franco-Netherlandish, active France, by 1399–1416)
Date: 1405–1408/1409
Accession Number: 54.1.1a, b
Henri d'Albret (1503–55), King of Navarre
Léonard Limosin
(ca. 1505–1575/1577)
Date: 1556
Accession Number: 49.7.108
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Accession Number: 2001.634
Tomb Effigy Bust of Marie de France (1327-41), daughter of Charles IV of France and Jeanne d'Evreux
Jean de Liège
(Franco-Netherlandish, active ca. 1361–died 1381)
Date: ca. 1381
Accession Number: 41.100.132
Cased set of a flintlock rifle, a pair of pistols, and accessories
Nicolas Noël Boutet
(French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Date: ca. 1800
Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
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
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Accordion
Alexandre Pere & Fils
Date: 1850–55
Accession Number: 1998.70
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Reliquary Statuette of Saint Christopher
Date: ca. 1375–1425
Accession Number: 17.190.361
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
Tabernacle of Cherves
Date: ca. 1220–1230
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Accession Number: 1981.322
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
Flintlock Gun
Pierre Le Bourgeois
(French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620
Accession Number: 1972.223
Writing table (bureau plat)
Gilles Joubert
(French, ca. 1689–1775)
Date: 1759
Accession Number: 1973.315.1
The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons
Jean Fouquet
(French, Tours ca. 1425–ca. 1478 Tours)
Date: ca. 1452–1460
Accession Number: 1975.1.2490
Necklace
René-Jules Lalique
(French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date: ca. 1897–99
Accession Number: 1985.114
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