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Works of Art (34)

Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall, last quarter of 16th century, India, Gujarat, Patan, Teak with traces of color (16.133,1,2)
Armchair, ca. 1775, American, Mahogany, red oak, sweet gum (1984.287)
Basket and toilet articles, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C., Egyptian, Halfa grass and linen cord; Egyptian alabaster, linen, linen cord, ebony; boxwood and cypress (36.3.189,.190,.199)
Bookstand, 1839, Designer: Charles-Auguste Questel (French); Maker: Georges-Alphonse Jacob Desmalter (French), France; Paris, Oak, maple, ebony, ebony veneer, ebonized maple, snakewood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silk velvet, gilt bronze, and brass (2006.518)
Cabinet on stand, ca. 1700–1710, Attributed to Jan van Mekeren (Dutch), Dutch; Amsterdam, Oak veneered with kingwood, tulipwood, rosewood, ebony, olive wood, holly, and other marquetry woods (1995.371)
Cabinet-vitrine, 1899, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (Belgian), Belgian (Liège), Red narra wood, ash, copper, enamel, glass (1981.512.4)
Chair, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes, Boxwood, cypress, ebony, linen cord (36.3.152)
Chest of drawers, 1695–1720, American; New York City or western Long Island, Gumwood, yellow poplar, pine, oak (36.112a,b)
Commode, ca. 1745–49, Charles Cressent (French), Pine and oak veneered with purplewood, mahogany, and bois satiné (bloodwood), gilt-bronze mounts, portor marble top (1982.60.56)
Cylinder desk and bookcase, 1815–20, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (Scottish), New York City, Mahogany, satinwood, tulip poplar, pine (1985.236a,b)
Desk-on-frame, 1690–1720, American; New York City or vicinity, Sweet gum, possibly mahogany veneer, yellow poplar (44.47)
Drop-leaf Pembroke table, 1790–1800, John Townsend (American), Newport, Rhode Island, Mahogany, satinwood, chestnut (1980.293)
"Dutch" door, 1772, American, Gumwood, oak (34.79a,b)
État (State) cabinet, 1926, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Macassar ebony, amaranth, ivory (25.231.1)
Gable Ornament (P'naret), mid-20th century, Big Nambas people, Malakula Island, Vanuatu, Fern wood (1979.206.1584)
Harpsichord, 1666, Girolamo Zenti, Rome, Italy, Wood and various materials (89.4.1220)
Inlaid box for the Portuguese market, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1600, India, Gujarat, probably Ahmedabad, Wood (teak), veneered with ebony, inlaid with ivory, and lac (2000.301)
"Java" armchair, ca. 1930, Ilonka Karasz (American, born Hungary), Teak wood (1983.228.5)
Koto with Case, early 17th century; fabric koto wrap, 18th and 19th century, Goto Teijo, Ninth Generation Goto Master (Japanese), Japan, Various woods, ivory and tortoiseshell inlay, gold and silver inlays, metalwork (2007.194a–f)
Longcase Clock, probably ca. 1675–78, Movement by Thomas Tompion (English), Case: oak, veneered with oystershell-cut olivewood and marquetry panels of green-stained bone, ivory, and various woods, gilt-brass mounts; Dial: brass, partly gilded and partly silvered; Movement: brass and steel (1999.48.2)
Mechanical table, 1778, Jean-Henri Riesener (French), Oak veneered with bois satiné (bloodwood), holly, black stained holly, amaranth, berberis, stained sycamore, and green lacquered wood, gilt-bronze mounts (33.12)
Mechanical table, ca. 1761–63, Stamped by Jean-François Oeben and Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French), Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods, gilt-bronze mounts (1982.60.61)
Pendant, ca. 1550–75, Flemish or German (Cologne?), Boxwood and various woods for marquetry, partly stained (17.190.310)
Picnic basket, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Zitan wood with metal corner mounts, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and semiprecious stones (1977.262a-g)
Secretary (secrétaire à abattant), 1783, Jean-Henri Riesener (French), Oak veneered with ebony and black and gold Japanese lacquer, tulipwood, holly and black stained holly, amaranth, gilt-bronze mounts, white marble (20.155.11)
Secretary bookcase, 1795–1805, Philadelphia, Mahogany, mahogany and satinwood veneers, holly stringing and inlay, white pine, yellow pine, tulip poplar, and cedar (67.203)
Secretary, ca. 1776, Attributed to Martin Carlin (French), Paris, Oak; tulipwood, purplewood, holly, and sycamore veneer; porcelain and tôle painted to imitate porcelain; gilt bronze (1976.155.110)
Side chair (part of a set), ca. 1899, Édouard Colonna, for L'Art Nouveau Bing, Paris, French, Palissander wood, damask upholstery (26.228.5)
Small desk (bonheur-du-jour), 1768, Martin Carlin (French), Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, stained sycamore and mahogany drawers, gilt-bronze mounts, Sèvres plaques (58.75.48)
Table, ca. 1940, Made by Frank Lloyd Wright (American), Cypress plycore, cypress veneer (1981.438.2)
Upright secretary (secrétaire à abattant), ca. 1786–87, Maker: Guillaume Beneman (French) (1971.206.17)
Wardrobe, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Wood (Huanghuali/Dalbergia odoriferal) (1976.193.8)
Washstand (athénienne or lavabo), 1804–14, Design attributed to Charles Percier (French); mounts attributed to Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French), Yew wood, gilt bronze (26.256.1)
Work and writing table (table en chiffonnière), ca. 1760, Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh (French), Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, purplewood, and bois satiné (bloodwood), gilt-bronze mounts(1984.471.1)