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…

Desk

Abraham Roentgen, c. 1758 - c. 1760, BK-16676

This desk has numerous secret compartments and drawers and even includes a fold-out prie-dieu. It was made for Johann Philipp von Walderdorff, archbishop and elector of Trier, and is decorated at the top with his portrait and heraldic arms. The desk is the most expensive showpiece ever made by…

Armchair

anonymous, c. 1615 - c. 1625, furniture, BK-16019

Cabinet

Elias Boscher, anonymous (rejected attribution), c. 1660 - c. 1670, furniture, BK-1999-85

Portret van een vorst

anonymous, 1680 - 1699, miniature, SK-A-4383

Dish in the form of a lotus

anonymous, c. 1672, dish, AK-RBK-15946

Brazier

Cornelis Hendrik Bömcke (attributed to), 1783, BK-1973-182

Onderkast, versierd met onder…

anonymous, c. 1620 - c. 1630, BK-NM-2543

Portret van een man

Caspar Netscher, 1665 - 1670, miniature, SK-A-4800

An Italianate Landscape with an…

Cornelis van Poelenburch, c. 1620 - c. 1627, painting, SK-A-4825