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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
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
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
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Medium: Case and dial of enameled gold. Hand of steel.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Medium: cotton, silk, metal
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
"Fortissimo"
Séraphin Soudbinine
(French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944)
Date: 1925–26
Medium: Lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl, gold
Accession Number: 50.102.4
Sword and Scabbard
Date: ca. 60 B.C.
Medium: Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard
Accession Number: 1999.94a-d
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
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
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
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 62.55
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Medium: Gold, rock crystal, emeralds, pearls, spinel or balas rubies
Accession Number: 1983.434
Evening dress
Weeks
(French)
Date: ca. 1911
Medium: silk, metal, glass
Accession Number: C.I.57.17.3
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Medium: Steel, walnut, gold
Accession Number: 1993.415
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Medium: Brass, touch pieces of ivory
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
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
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Steel, blued and gilt
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
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
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Medium: Linen, papier-mâché, bole, gold leaf, graphite (helmet); silk, cotton, metal coils and spangles, metallic yarn (tunic)
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
Fancy dress costume
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: 1911
Medium: metal, silk, cotton
Accession Number: 1983.8a, b
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
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Medium: Silver gilt
Accession Number: 1996.287
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
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
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
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
Rowel Spur
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Copper alloy, enameled and gilt
Accession Number: 14.25.1737
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Medium: Rosewood, ivory, silver
Accession Number: 2005.365
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
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
"Fortissimo"
Séraphin Soudbinine
(French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944)
Date: 1925–26
Accession Number: 50.102.4
Sword and Scabbard
Date: ca. 60 B.C.
Accession Number: 1999.94a-d
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
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
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Accession Number: 1983.434
Evening dress
Weeks
(French)
Date: ca. 1911
Accession Number: C.I.57.17.3
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Accession Number: 1993.415
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
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
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
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
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
Fancy dress costume
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: 1911
Accession Number: 1983.8a, b
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Accession Number: 1996.287
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
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Writing table (bureau plat)
Gilles Joubert
(French, ca. 1689–1775)
Date: 1759
Accession Number: 1973.315.1
Rowel Spur
Date: ca. 1400
Accession Number: 14.25.1737
Transverse Flute
Garion
(French)
Date: ca. 1720–40
Accession Number: 2005.365
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