Book chest of Hugo de Groot

anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1615, NG-KOG-1208

Traditionally, it was in this case that Hugo de Groot escaped from Loevestein Castle in 1621. He had been serving a life sentence there since 1619. The internationally renowned jurist De Groot (Grotius) had been arrested in 1618 as a political opponent of Prince Maurice. After his escape, De Groot…

Armchair for Til Brugman

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, c. 1919, BK-2010-1

No Dutch piece of furniture has been acclaimed as much as this armchair, designed around 1918 by Gerrit Rietveld. In its red and blue colours - first applied around 1924 - the chair became an international design icon. In fact Rietveld’s small furniture workshop in Utrecht supplied the chair in…

Fragments of Jan van Speijk’s…

anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1830, NG-NM-10785-1

Sabre (nimcha) of Michiel de Ruyter

anonymous, c. 1640 - c. 1664, NG-NM-10412

Schrijfkabinet van Gouverneur…

anonymous, c. 1802 - c. 1806, cabinet, NG-NM-11907

Stadsplan in reliëf van de stad…

Cornelis van Bergen (attributed to), 1750 - 1800, maquette, NG-NM-1002

Doosje Carel Rabenhaupt

anonymous, 1820 - 1840, box, NG-397