Seated Cupid

Étienne-Maurice Falconet, 1757, BK-1963-101

This famous statue already had many nicknames in the 18th century. Perhaps the best known is l’amour menaçant - menacing love. The menace is mainly in the love god’s expression, while his gesture makes us complicit, through silence. The statue was carved for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV…

Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman

anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-NM-1010

The exterior of this dolls house is a work of art in its own right, with its mother-of-pearl and pewter veneer. The owners’ initials - Petronella Oortman and her husband Johannes Brandt, a cloth merchant in Amsterdam - are inlaid on both sides. Remarkably, all the domestic furnishings were made…

Portrait of Pieter Spiering

François Dieussart, c. 1645 - c. 1650, BK-1971-115-A

Tabletop

Dirk van Rijswijck, c. 1650 - c. 1660, furniture, BK-NM-1916

Paneel met ruitergevecht

anonymous, c. 1550, BK-16984-B

Presidentiële zegel, cadeau van…

anonymous, 1974 - 1977, seal, NG-C-2004-16-B

Portrait of Johanna Doré

François Dieussart, c. 1645 - c. 1650, BK-1971-115-B

Buddha Head

anonymous, 550 - 650, figure, AK-MAK-286

Table screen

anonymous, c. 1750, AK-MAK-368

Drie mannen, fragment

Antonio Mantegazza, 1475 - 1499, BK-NM-11941