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Topic: holly
1524
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2016
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Crossbow with Spanning Lever

possibly Valencia; possibly Toledo; possibly Madrid

Miniature collector's cabinet

Trophies of arms and musical instruments decorate the drawer fronts, while the central door panel shows Orpheus playing before Pluto and Proserpine to regain Eurydice from the Underworld. The composition is bas... more

Writing table

Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799)

Upright secretary

Philippe Pasquier (master 1760; died 1783)

Longcase clock with calendar

This eight-day clock with anchor escapement and 11.4 seconds-beating pendulum is numbered 344. Although the seconds-beating long pendulum (approximately 39 inches in length) became standard for longcase clocks ... more

Work and writing table (table en chiffonière)

Adrien-Faizelot Delorme (master after 1748–after 1783)

Writing table

Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799)

Writing table

The writing drawer contains a slide covered with modern tooled green leather and fitted with three gilt-metal containers for pens, sand, and an inkwell. The two lower drawers are treated as though they were a s... more

Mechanical table

Oeben, born in Heinsberg near Aachen, was known for his naturalistic floral marquetry and for his skills as a mécanicien which are apparent in the elaborate mechanism of this table with its sliding top. He made... more

Commode

This chest of drawers, veneered in marquetry and ornamented with gilt-bronze mounts, may be the work of the French cabinet-maker Pierre-Antoine Foullet. He was known for elaborate case pieces embellished with c... more

Chest (chiffonier) (one of a pair)

Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767)

Chest (chiffonier) (one of a pair)

Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767)

Commode

Attributed to John Mayhew (British, 1736–1811)

Jewel coffer on stand (petit coffre à bijoux)

In 1770, the year the Austrian archduchess Marie-Antoinette (1755 – 1793) married Louis-Auguste, the dauphin of France, she received among her wedding presents a jewel coffer on stand mounted with porcelain pla... more

Commode

Possibly by Louis Moreau (master 1764, died 1791)

Circular worktable

Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)

Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)

Madame du Barry appears to have had an insatiable taste for furniture embellished with porcelain plaques. Between 1768 and 1774 she acquired ten such pieces from Simon-Philippe Poirier. On December 30, 1773, th... more

Longcase clock

The hood of the case consists of a curving superstructure, crowned by a pagoda-shaped roof surmounted by a cylindrical urn finial (replacement). The concave surfaces of the hood are fitted on front and sides wi... more

Oval table

An astonishingly large number of table forms were invented over the years by the Roentgens. David seems to have concentrated on small luxurious types with ingenious, useful features. This example reflects a ste... more

Upright secretary

Pierre I Roussel (1723–1782)

Commode à vantaux

This important Roentgen commode, as well as another example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (W 51-1948), both have an illustrious provenance. Their histories may have begun in the royal apartments at ... more

Upright secretary

Guillaume Kemp (active 1757–86, master 1764)

Jewel coffer on stand (petit coffre à bijoux)

Nine nearly identical coffers on stands are known (three in the Museum's collection) that are either stamped or attributed to Marin Carlin. Working in Paris, this successful German cabinet maker specialized in ... more

Combination table

The principal occupation indeed of a French Lady is her Toilet.— Elizabeth Seymour Percy, Duchess of Northumberland, diary entry for June 9, 1770The daily ritual of dressing and grooming was taken very seriousl... more

Cabinet

Specialized in flower painting, Tandart decorated not only useful wares such as tea services but also a number of large furniture plaques with ribbon-tied bouquets. The open shelves would have been used for the... more

Small oval writing table (one of a pair)

Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799)

Jewel coffer on stand (petit coffre à bijoux)

Marie-Antoinette (1755–1793) received a jewel coffer on stand by Martin Carlin in 1770, the year of her marriage to the future Louis XVI (1754–1793), which was probably the prototype of the eight other examples... more

Rolltop desk

This splendid rolltop desk is distinguished by having six legs instead of the usual four.[1] The added pair and the lavish mounts changed the frontal view into a more facadelike structure.[2] The presence of th... more

Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)

Attributed to the cabinetmaker Martin Carlin, who was known for his graceful furniture mounted with Sevres porcelain, this exquisite two-piece desk was made about 1776. A date letter for that year is painted on... more

Louis XV circular marquetry and bronze dore table de salon

Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)

Mechanical table (Table mécanique)

The number 2964 painted underneat the top of this table corresponds to an entry in the Journal du Garde-Meuble de la Couronne (a ledger listing new furniture for the royal residences) and identifies this multip... more

Portrait Panel of Benjamin Franklin

Probably made in Germany

Portrait Panel of George Washington

Probably made in Germany

Writing table (bureau plat)

This bureau plat by Jean-François Leleu exemplifies the Neoclassical style favored by elite French patrons at the end of the eighteenth century. Jean-François Leleu (1729–1807) was trained, alongside his rival ... more

Rolltop desk

The Roentgen manufactory was particularly well known for its rolltop writing desks with four, six, or even eight legs, distinguished in the 1770s by the accomplished marquetry á la mosaïque (also known as “pain... more

Game table

In the eighteenth century, when dicing and playing cards, chess, and backgammon had become widely popular, game tables furnished many upper- and middle-class houses, and they were frequently bought in pairs.[1]... more

Mechanical table

Described in an inventory of 1789 simply as a writing table, this wonderful piece offered its original owner, Marie-Antoinette, many more options than that. Made by Jean-Henri Riesener in 1781 for the queen’s G... more

Secretary

This upright rectangular drop-front secrétaire is thought to have come from the Parisian workshop of the French cabinetmaker ("maitre-ébeniste") Martin Carlin. From his quarters in the Rue de Faubourg Saint-Ant... more

Commode (Secrétaire à abattant)

Jean-Henri Riesener created this splendid commode and its companion secretary (20.155.11) for Marie-Antoinette in 1783. They were commissioned for the queen’s Grand Cabinet Intérieur at Versailles, where she ke... more

Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)

Jean-Henri Riesener created this splendid secretary and commode for Marie-Antoinette in 1783. They were commissioned for the queen’s Grand Cabinet Intérieur at Versailles, where she kept the collection of Japan... more

Firescreen

This fire screen features a folding shelf for a candle, a refinement found on very few examples. It is transitional in style, with snake feet of the Queen Anne and Chippendale styles and the oval shape and inla... more

Candelstand and worktable (table à ouvrage en guéridon)

The top of this elegant worktable was meant to be used as a guéridon, to support a candelstick offering light when the owner, most likely an aristocratic woman, was working on her needlepoint or sewing at night... more

Drop-front secretary (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en armoire)

This unusually well documented secretary—known as a secrétaire en armoire because the section below the drop front, or abattant, is fitted as a cupboard (armoire)—beautifully illustrates the collaborative natur... more

Card table

Card tables are more typically associated with parlors and sitting rooms, but these lightweight and versatile objects lent themselves to a variety of activities, from taking tea to conducting correspondence. Th... more

Commode (commode à vantaux) (part of a set)

On October 7, 1790, many European royals and aristocrats were gathered in Frankfurt to attend the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor. Ferdinand IV (1751–1825), king of Naples, was among those presen... more

Teapoy with four oval tea caddies

The word teapoy derives from the Hindu tepai, meaning "three-legged" or "three-footed" and refers to a small table or stand on a tripod support. These were used "in drawing rooms to prevent the company rising f... more

Drop-front secretary on stand (Secrètaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet) (one of a pair) (part of a set)

On October 7, 1790, many European royals and aristocrats were gathered in Frankfurt to attend the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor. Ferdinand IV (1751–1825), king of Naples, was among those presen... more

Drop-front secretary on stand (secrètaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet) (one of a pair) (part of a set)

On October 7, 1790, many European royals and aristocrats were gathered in Frankfurt to attend the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor. Ferdinand IV (1751–1825), king of Naples, was among those presen... more

Square Piano

This decorated square piano dates from around 1800. It's mahogany veneered case has decorative ebony and holly striping and geomtric inlay, and painted floral designs over the exterior of the case and the legs... more

Card Table

Made in United States

Card table

This card table was acquired in 1971 to match a superb Baltimore example (32.55.4) already in the collection for display in the Baltimore Dining Room (gallery 724) in the American Wing. Made in Baltimore, Maryl... more

Hiiragi ni iwashi ni ume

Print shows two fish and plums on holly branches.

Sideboard Table

The form of this sideboard does not follow any published designs exactly, but the general shape has many English precedents. A variety of techniques were employed for decorative impact. Of them, the most striki... more

Longcase clock

Clockmaker: Thomas Dickenson (British, recorded 1790–1828)

Medal cabinet

George Bullock (British, ca. 1782–1818)

Grand Pianoforte

This piano, featuring an extraordinary marquetry satinwood case designed by George Henry Blake, is one of the most elaborately decorated instruments of the nineteenth century. It was commissioned from the Londo... more

Selling Christmas greens--a scene in Richmond, Virginia / drawn by W.L. Sheppard. ; W.L.S.

Afro-American man selling a large branch of holly to a woman.