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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…

On display in room 1.9

Stadtholder’s chair

Gerrit Hutte, 1747, BK-NM-1315

Willem IV sat on this chair when he presided over the high court in The Hague. The cabinetmaker who made it, Hutte, and Van Dijck, who carved it, chose an extreme Rococo style for this ceremonial chair. The back is crowned with the arms of Zeeland, Holland and West Friesland and the embroidered…

On display in room 1.2

Wine fountain and cooler

Alger Mensma (attributed to), 1731 - 1732, BK-1963-64

This urn and cooler for washing hands and glasses, formed the decorative centrepiece on a luxurious sideboard. Both were presented to Cornelis Schrijver in recognition of his heroism at sea. That is the symbolism of the reliefs of heraldic arms, fish, shells and sea deities.

On display in room 1.1

Mantelpiece with relief of Paris…

Jan Baptist Xavery, 1739, BK-1995-3

This chimneypiece was made for the main hall of the house at Rapenburg 48 in Leiden, where Baron Diederik van Leyden lived. Xavery also designed a marble relief for over the doors, and a decorative sculpture for the ceiling. This included a large painting by Jacob de Wit. Tapestries from Brussels…

On display in room 1.2

Snuffbox with scenes of Saxon…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1750, BK-17457

On display in room 0.10

Pair of marriage goblets with lids

anonymous, 1759, goblet, BK-1964-14-A

On display in room 0.7

Plaque depicting an interior with…

anonymous, c. 1770 - c. 1775, AK-NM-6620-D

On display in room 1.5

Albestrook van kloskant met…

anonymous, c. 1765 - c. 1780, BK-1975-359

Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine…

Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1749, drawing, SK-A-238

Bedelaar

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