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Tortoise shell x
Chessmen (32) and box-board
Date: 19th century
Medium: Mother-of-pearl, wood, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 53.71.195 a-p,aa-pp,q
Fan
Date: late 19th century
Medium: Lace, tortoise shell
Accession Number: 48.187.671
Box with miniature portrait of a woman
Miniature by a French Painter
Date: ca. 1790
Medium: Gold, tortoise shell, glass; ivory
Accession Number: 17.190.1139a, b
Fan
Date: first quarter 20th century
Medium: Tortoiseshell, feather
Accession Number: 2009.300.7333
Fan
Date: mid-18th century
Medium: Skin, silk, feathers, ivory, and tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 26.99.7
Fan
Date: third quarter 18th century
Medium: ivory, mother-of-pearl, parchment, gouache, tortoiseshell, metal
Accession Number: 2009.300.1850
Fan
Manufacturer: Tiffany & Co.
(1837–present)
Date: late 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Ostrich feathers, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 38.89.7
Powder Flask
Joseph Cano
(Spanish, Madrid, documented 1733–died 1751)
Date: ca. 1740–50
Medium: Tortoiseshell, steel, gold
Accession Number: 19.53.87
Musical bracket or table clock
Clockmaker: Eardley Norton
Date: ca. 1780–94
Medium: Tortoise shell and engraved crystal, gilt-bronze mounts
Accession Number: 1972.22
Comb (part of a set)
Date: 1848–49
Medium: Tortoise shell
Accession Number: 68.33.44
Souvenir with portrait of a man, said to be Lieutenant d'Alézac
Jean-Pierre Mendouze
(master 1778, died 1793)
Date: 1780–81
Medium: Gold, tortoise shell
Accession Number: 17.190.1318a–c
Watch
Watchmaker: Edward Prior
(active 1800–1868)
Date: ca. 1849–50
Medium: Silver, tortoiseshell, enamel
Accession Number: 17.190.1452a–c
Comb
Date: 1700–1945
Medium: tortoiseshell (?)
Accession Number: C.I.45.68.81
Brisé fan
Date: 1790–1820
Medium: Ivory, paper, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 2009.300.5390
Fan
Date: last quarter 18th century
Medium: Tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, parchment, paint, gilt, silver gilt, glass
Accession Number: 48.58.11
Wig cabinet (cabinet de coiffure)
Johann Daniel Sommer II
(German, 1643–1698?)
Date: ca. 1685
Medium: Oak and walnut veneered with ebony, ebonized wood, and marquetry of pewter and mather-of-pearl on horn over paint, simulating tortoiseshell; silver; brocaded damask (not original)
Accession Number: 2004.417
Saucer
Date: 19th century
Medium: Tortoise shell
Accession Number: 79.2.1382
Cartel barometer (Baromètre et Thermomètre)
Clockmaker: Lange de Bourbon
(active 1750–75)
Date: ca. 1770
Medium: Gilt-bronze, tortoiseshell, steel, oak
Accession Number: 58.75.61
Box with portrait of a woman
Miniature by Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin
(French, Saint-Dié 1759–1832 Paris)
Date: 1775–81
Medium: Tortoiseshell, gold; ivory
Accession Number: 17.190.1120a, b
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
Fan
Date: 19th century
Medium: Paper, tortoiseshell, silk, and ivory
Accession Number: 59.144.1
Box
Date: late 17th–early 18th century
Medium: Tortoiseshell, silver
Accession Number: 41.160.42
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
Mourning parasol
Date: 1895–1900
Medium: silk, wood, metal, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 2009.300.2478
Trefoil-shaped covered box with decoration of chrysanthemums
Date: ca.12th century
Medium: Lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell over pigment; brass wire
Accession Number: 25.215.41a, b
Watch case
Date: probably 18th–20th century
Medium: Tortoise shell and silver
Accession Number: N.010
Ogee ripple frame
Date: early 20th century, style ca. 1700
Medium: Pine half-lapped back frame with oak upper moldings. Sight edge: ebony ripple. Ogee: plastic tortoiseshell. Back edge: ebony wobble.
Accession Number: 1975.1.2294
Barrette
Date: 1700–1938
Medium: tortoiseshell
Accession Number: C.I.38.71.12
Kemençe
probably Baron Baronak
(Armenian, 1834?–1900)
Date: 19th century
Medium: wood, pearl, tortoise shell
Accession Number: 06.1309
Fan
Date: 1880–89
Medium: Tortoiseshell, silk
Accession Number: 2009.300.4099
Chessmen (32) and box-board
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 53.71.195 a-p,aa-pp,q
Fan
Date: late 19th century
Accession Number: 48.187.671
Box with miniature portrait of a woman
Miniature by a French Painter
Date: ca. 1790
Accession Number: 17.190.1139a, b
Fan
Date: first quarter 20th century
Accession Number: 2009.300.7333
Fan
Date: mid-18th century
Accession Number: 26.99.7
Fan
Date: third quarter 18th century
Accession Number: 2009.300.1850
Fan
Manufacturer: Tiffany & Co.
(1837–present)
Date: late 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: 38.89.7
Powder Flask
Joseph Cano
(Spanish, Madrid, documented 1733–died 1751)
Date: ca. 1740–50
Accession Number: 19.53.87
Musical bracket or table clock
Clockmaker: Eardley Norton
Date: ca. 1780–94
Accession Number: 1972.22
Comb (part of a set)
Date: 1848–49
Accession Number: 68.33.44
Souvenir with portrait of a man, said to be Lieutenant d'Alézac
Jean-Pierre Mendouze
(master 1778, died 1793)
Date: 1780–81
Accession Number: 17.190.1318a–c
Watch
Watchmaker: Edward Prior
(active 1800–1868)
Date: ca. 1849–50
Accession Number: 17.190.1452a–c
Comb
Date: 1700–1945
Accession Number: C.I.45.68.81
Brisé fan
Date: 1790–1820
Accession Number: 2009.300.5390
Fan
Date: last quarter 18th century
Accession Number: 48.58.11
Wig cabinet (cabinet de coiffure)
Johann Daniel Sommer II
(German, 1643–1698?)
Date: ca. 1685
Accession Number: 2004.417
Saucer
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 79.2.1382
Cartel barometer (Baromètre et Thermomètre)
Clockmaker: Lange de Bourbon
(active 1750–75)
Date: ca. 1770
Accession Number: 58.75.61
Box with portrait of a woman
Miniature by Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin
(French, Saint-Dié 1759–1832 Paris)
Date: 1775–81
Accession Number: 17.190.1120a, b
Commode
André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: ca. 1710–20
Accession Number: 1982.60.82
Fan
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 59.144.1
Box
Date: late 17th–early 18th century
Accession Number: 41.160.42
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
Mourning parasol
Date: 1895–1900
Accession Number: 2009.300.2478
Trefoil-shaped covered box with decoration of chrysanthemums
Date: ca.12th century
Accession Number: 25.215.41a, b
Watch case
Date: probably 18th–20th century
Accession Number: N.010
Ogee ripple frame
Date: early 20th century, style ca. 1700
Accession Number: 1975.1.2294
Barrette
Date: 1700–1938
Accession Number: C.I.38.71.12
Kemençe
probably Baron Baronak
(Armenian, 1834?–1900)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 06.1309
Fan
Date: 1880–89
Accession Number: 2009.300.4099
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