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…

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…

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…

Cabinet

Pierre Gole (possibly), c. 1645 - c. 1650, furniture, BK-16117

Art cabinet

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

Secretary

anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1790, BK-1970-28

Wall cabinet

Franz Xaver Fortner, 1844, furniture, BK-1996-15

Cabinet

Jan van Mekeren (attributed to), c. 1695 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-1964-12

Kussenkast met vrijstaande…

anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1680, BK-15982

Mirrored cabinet

Dirk Froger (attributed to), c. 1764, furniture, BK-16431