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Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
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
Dress ornament
Georges Fouquet
(French, 1862–1957)
Date: ca. 1923
Medium: Jade, onyx, diamonds, enamel, platinum
Accession Number: 2001.723
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, modern wood mount
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 62.55
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
Shield of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, gold, silver
Accession Number: 34.85
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
Fancy dress costume
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: 1911
Medium: metal, silk, cotton
Accession Number: 1983.8a, b
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Medium: cotton, silk, metal
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
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
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
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Medium: Gold, rock crystal, emeralds, pearls, spinel or balas rubies
Accession Number: 1983.434
Evening dress
Gianni Versace
(Italian, 1946–1997)
Date: fall/winter 1991–92
Medium: silk, metal
Accession Number: 1993.52.3
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper gilt
Accession Number: 2001.634
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
Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment
Date: ca. 1260–70
Medium: Elephant ivory, with metal mounts
Accession Number: 1970.324.7a, b
The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer
Edgar Degas
(French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: model executed ca. 1880, cast 1922
Medium: Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon; wood base
Accession Number: 29.100.370
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Medium: Silver with ebony handle
Accession Number: 33.165.1
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Medium: silk, beads, metal thread
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Reliquary Statuette of Saint Christopher
Date: ca. 1375–1425
Medium: Silver, silver-gilt
Accession Number: 17.190.361
St. Nicholas Accuses the Consul from Scenes from the Life of St. Nicholas
Date: ca. 1200–1210
Medium: Pot-metal glass and vitreous paint
Accession Number: 1980.263.3
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix
Date: ca. 1220–40, with later grill
Medium: Silver and gilded silver with rock crystal, gems, and glass
Accession Number: 17.190.352a, b
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, walnut, silver, gold, horn, mahogany, velvet
Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
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
Accordion
Alexandre Pere & Fils
Date: 1850–55
Medium: Wood, metal, various other materials
Accession Number: 1998.70
Reliquary Shrine
Attributed to Jean de Touyl
(French, died 1349/50)
Date: second quarter 14th century
Medium: Gilt-silver, translucent enamel, paint
Accession Number: 62.96
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
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
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 1981.322
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
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
Dress ornament
Georges Fouquet
(French, 1862–1957)
Date: ca. 1923
Accession Number: 2001.723
Tabernacle of Cherves
Date: ca. 1220–1230
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 62.55
Coin cabinet
Designed by Charles Percier
(French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)
Date: ca. 1809–19
Accession Number: 26.168.77
Shield of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 34.85
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
Fancy dress costume
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: 1911
Accession Number: 1983.8a, b
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Writing table (bureau plat)
Gilles Joubert
(French, ca. 1689–1775)
Date: 1759
Accession Number: 1973.315.1
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Accession Number: 1983.434
Evening dress
Gianni Versace
(Italian, 1946–1997)
Date: fall/winter 1991–92
Accession Number: 1993.52.3
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Accession Number: 2001.634
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
Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment
Date: ca. 1260–70
Accession Number: 1970.324.7a, b
The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer
Edgar Degas
(French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: model executed ca. 1880, cast 1922
Accession Number: 29.100.370
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Accession Number: 33.165.1
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Reliquary Statuette of Saint Christopher
Date: ca. 1375–1425
Accession Number: 17.190.361
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix
Date: ca. 1220–40, with later grill
Accession Number: 17.190.352a, b
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
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Accordion
Alexandre Pere & Fils
Date: 1850–55
Accession Number: 1998.70
Reliquary Shrine
Attributed to Jean de Touyl
(French, died 1349/50)
Date: second quarter 14th century
Accession Number: 62.96
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
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
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Accession Number: 1981.322
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