Seated Cupid

Étienne-Maurice Falconet, 1757, sculpture, 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…

On display in room 1.9


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…

On display in room 1.9

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…

On display in room 2.20

Still Life with Vegetables before a…

Peeter Gijsels, 1680 - 1690, painting, SK-A-2213

The Continence of Scipio

Karel van Mander (I), 1600, painting, SK-A-4690

On display in room 2.3

Still Life with Flowers in a Glass

Jan Brueghel (II) (rejected attribution), c. 1602, painting, SK-A-2102

On display in room 2.3

Insects and Fruit

Jan van Kessel (I), c. 1653 - c. 1661, painting, SK-A-793

Lock plate

Pompeo Leoni (attributed to), c. 1550 - c. 1600, BK-NM-14348

On display in room 0.7

Stadtholder Prince Maurice Lying in…

Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne, c. 1625, painting, SK-A-446

On display in room 2.5

Still Life with Flowers in a Wan-li…

Ambrosius Bosschaert, 1619, painting, SK-A-1522

On display in room 2.3