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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
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Lead-glazed earthenware inlaid with slip, with molded ornament
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Medium: Silver with ebony handle
Accession Number: 33.165.1
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
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
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
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
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
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
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Medium: silk, metal
Accession Number: 1984.30
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty
Date: ca. 1180–90
Medium: Copper: engraved, chiseled, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and light green, yellow, red, and white; wood core, painted red on exterior
Accession Number: 17.190.514
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
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
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Theodosius Arrives at Ephesus from a Scene from the Legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
Date: ca. 1200–1205
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint
Accession Number: 1980.263.4
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Medium: silk, beads, metal thread
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Medium: Gold, rock crystal, emeralds, pearls, spinel or balas rubies
Accession Number: 1983.434
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver
Accession Number: 34.85
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
Ewer
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 17.190.1740
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Accession Number: 33.165.1
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
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
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix
Date: ca. 1220–40, with later grill
Accession Number: 17.190.352a, b
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
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Accession Number: 1984.30
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
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
Flintlock Gun
Pierre Le Bourgeois
(French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620
Accession Number: 1972.223
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
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Coin cabinet
Designed by Charles Percier
(French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)
Date: ca. 1809–19
Accession Number: 26.168.77
Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment
Date: ca. 1260–70
Accession Number: 1970.324.7a, b
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty
Date: ca. 1180–90
Accession Number: 17.190.514
Writing table (bureau plat)
Gilles Joubert
(French, ca. 1689–1775)
Date: 1759
Accession Number: 1973.315.1
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Evening dress
House of Worth
(French, 1858–1956)
Date: 1925
Accession Number: C.I.46.4.20a–c
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Accession Number: 1983.434
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 34.85
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