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Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Medium: Glass, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.924
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
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
Sword and Scabbard
Date: ca. 60 B.C.
Medium: Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard
Accession Number: 1999.94a-d
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver
Accession Number: 34.85
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
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Medium: Maple, brass
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Medium: Brass, touch pieces of ivory
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
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
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
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724)
Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart
(French, Paris, died before October 1715)
Date: dated 1712
Medium: Steel, blued and gilt; gilt brass, silk, cotton, metallic yarn, paper
Accession Number: 1989.3
Dress ornament
Georges Fouquet
(French, 1862–1957)
Date: ca. 1923
Medium: Jade, onyx, diamonds, enamel, platinum
Accession Number: 2001.723
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Medium: Silver gilt
Accession Number: 1996.287
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
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 62.55
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
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, 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
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Medium: Silver with ebony handle
Accession Number: 33.165.1
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
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
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
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
Evening dress
Weeks
(French)
Date: ca. 1911
Medium: silk, metal, glass
Accession Number: C.I.57.17.3
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper gilt
Accession Number: 2001.634
Necklace
René-Jules Lalique
(French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date: ca. 1897–99
Medium: Gold, enamel, opals, amethysts
Accession Number: 1985.114
The Crucifixion
Master of the Codex of Saint George
(Italian, active Florence, ca. 1315–35)
Date: 1330–35
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on wood panel
Accession Number: 61.200.1
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
Transverse Flute in D-flat
Claude Laurent
(French, Langres active 1805–1848 Paris)
Date: 1813
Accession Number: 89.4.924
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
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Sword and Scabbard
Date: ca. 60 B.C.
Accession Number: 1999.94a-d
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 34.85
Tabernacle of Cherves
Date: ca. 1220–1230
Accession Number: 17.190.735
Bassoon
Dominique Antony Porthaux
Date: 1790–1800
Accession Number: 1999.307 a,b
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
Angels Swinging Censers
Date: ca. 1170
Accession Number: 1977.346.1
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724)
Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart
(French, Paris, died before October 1715)
Date: dated 1712
Accession Number: 1989.3
Dress ornament
Georges Fouquet
(French, 1862–1957)
Date: ca. 1923
Accession Number: 2001.723
Chalice à soleil
Date: 1532–33
Accession Number: 1996.287
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
Winter
Jean Antoine Houdon
(French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Date: 1787
Accession Number: 62.55
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
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Accession Number: 33.165.1
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
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
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Evening dress
Weeks
(French)
Date: ca. 1911
Accession Number: C.I.57.17.3
Plaque with Censing Angels
Date: ca. 1170–80
Accession Number: 2001.634
Necklace
René-Jules Lalique
(French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date: ca. 1897–99
Accession Number: 1985.114
The Crucifixion
Master of the Codex of Saint George
(Italian, active Florence, ca. 1315–35)
Date: 1330–35
Accession Number: 61.200.1
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