Stadtholder’s chair

Gerrit Hutte, 1747, BK-NM-1315

Willem IV sat on this chair when he presided over the high court in The Hague. The cabinetmaker who made it, Hutte, and Van Dijck, who carved it, chose an extreme Rococo style for this ceremonial chair. The back is crowned with the arms of Zeeland, Holland and West Friesland and the embroidered…

On display in room 1.2

Silver cabinet

Jan Adolf Hillebrand, 1844, BK-R-4927

As a young cabinetmaker, Hillebrand presented this neo-Gothic showpiece at an industrial exhibition in Leeuwarden in 1844. His ambition was rewarded. King Willem II bought the silver cabinet, having acquired a taste for Gothic art as a student in England. Different Gothic elements are ingeniously…

On display in room 1.15

Mantelpiece with relief of Paris…

Jan Baptist Xavery, 1739, BK-1995-3

This chimneypiece was made for the main hall of the house at Rapenburg 48 in Leiden, where Baron Diederik van Leyden lived. Xavery also designed a marble relief for over the doors, and a decorative sculpture for the ceiling. This included a large painting by Jacob de Wit. Tapestries from Brussels…

On display in room 1.2

Flower pyramid

De Metaale Pot (attributed to), after Lambertus van Eenhoorn, c. 1692 - c. 1700, BK-2004-4-A

In the 17th century, it was all the rage for the wealthy to decorate their homes with fragrant bouquets of flowers in ornamental vases. Special vases were designed for cut flowers. Potters in Delft developed an obelisk model using a pile of successive water basins. These two flower vases are…

On display in room 2.22

Draw-leaf table

anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1625, BK-NM-5850

On display in room 2.5


anonymous, c. 1500, furniture, BK-NM-1971

On display in room 0.4

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon

anonymous, c. 1000 - c. 1100, figure, AK-RAK-1992-1

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

Hercules Slaying the Centaur…

Giambologna (after), c. 1600 - c. 1650, figure, BK-16939

On display in room 2.3

Aquamanile in the form of a horse

anonymous, c. 1200 - c. 1300, figure, BK-NM-14111

On display in room 0.2

The Buddha Amida

anonymous, c. 1125 - c. 1175, figure, AK-MAK-294

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2