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Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(French, born Germany, Heisenberg 1721–1763 Paris)
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
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Medium: Brass, touch pieces of ivory
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
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
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper gilt
Accession Number: 2001.634
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
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 1981.322
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Medium: Silver gilt
Accession Number: 1996.287
Flintlock Gun of Louis XIII (1601–1643), King of France
Pierre Le Bourgeois
(French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620
Medium: Steel, brass, silver, gold, wood, mother-of-pearl
Accession Number: 1972.223
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
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
"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
Reliquary Statuette of Saint Christopher
Date: ca. 1375–1425
Medium: Silver, silver-gilt
Accession Number: 17.190.361
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
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Medium: Gold, rock crystal, emeralds, pearls, spinel or balas rubies
Accession Number: 1983.434
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Adam
Auguste Rodin
(French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date: modeled 1880 or 1881, cast 1910
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 11.173.1
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
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
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
Accordion
Alexandre Pere & Fils
Date: 1850–55
Medium: Wood, metal, various other materials
Accession Number: 1998.70
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
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
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
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
Virgin and Child in Majesty
Date: ca. 1175–1200
Medium: Walnut with paint, tin relief on a lead white ground, and linen
Accession Number: 16.32.194a, b
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
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
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date: early 15th century
Medium: Gold, ronde-basse enamel, jewels
Accession Number: 17.190.905
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Medium: cotton, silk, metal
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(French, born Germany, Heisenberg 1721–1763 Paris)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
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
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Accession Number: 2001.634
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Accession Number: 1981.322
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Accession Number: 1996.287
Flintlock Gun of Louis XIII (1601–1643), King of France
Pierre Le Bourgeois
(French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620
Accession Number: 1972.223
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
"Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1998
Accession Number: 1999.494a–h
Reliquary Statuette of Saint Christopher
Date: ca. 1375–1425
Accession Number: 17.190.361
Reliquary Shrine
Attributed to Jean de Touyl
(French, died 1349/50)
Date: second quarter 14th century
Accession Number: 62.96
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Saltcellar
Date: mid-13th century
Accession Number: 1983.434
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Adam
Auguste Rodin
(French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date: modeled 1880 or 1881, cast 1910
Accession Number: 11.173.1
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Accordion
Alexandre Pere & Fils
Date: 1850–55
Accession Number: 1998.70
Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty
Date: ca. 1180–90
Accession Number: 17.190.514
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
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
Chasse of Champagnat
Date: ca. 1150
Accession Number: 17.190.685–87, .695, .710–.711
Virgin and Child in Majesty
Date: ca. 1175–1200
Accession Number: 16.32.194a, b
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix
Date: ca. 1220–40, with later grill
Accession Number: 17.190.352a, 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
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date: early 15th century
Accession Number: 17.190.905
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
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