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…

Cupboard

Herman Doomer, c. 1635 - c. 1645, furniture, BK-1975-81

Among the possessions left by cabinetmaker Herman Doomer of Amsterdam was a costly ‘large ebony cupboard inlaid with mother-of-pearl’. It was probably this piece of furniture, which is veneered entirely with ebony and decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay. With its diagonally protruding corners and…

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…

Bedelaar

Simon Troger (workshop of), c. 1740, BK-VBR-199

Bacchanal of Satyrs and Cupids

Gerard van Opstal (attributed to), c. 1650, BK-NM-2934

Kist in certosina-techniek,…

anonymous, 1500, furniture, BK-16629

Collector’s cabinet

anonymous, c. 1675 - c. 1685, furniture, BK-NM-5671

Geuzennap, volgens overlevering…

anonymous, c. 1550 - in or before 1688, NG-71-A

Art cabinet

anonymous, c. 1627 - c. 1630, furniture, BK-NM-7325