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…

Clock and gunpowder horn

anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596, mechanical clock, NG-NM-7687

In 1596, Willem Barentsz, Jacob van Heemskerck and fifteen others spent the winter in an improvised shelter on the island of Nova Zembla off the north coast of Russia. Confined to their hut in the middle of the Polar winter, the men had no sense of night or day. A clock on the wall told the time,…

Kaarsenkroon van twee hoogten met…

anonymous, c. 1525 - c. 1550, chandelier, BK-NM-10798

Archiefkast domkapittel Utrecht

anonymous, 1500 - 1550, furniture, BK-NM-125

Kist in certosina-techniek,…

anonymous, 1500, furniture, BK-16629

Kist, beschilderd met heraldische…

anonymous, c. 1400 - c. 1500, furniture, BK-16628

Archiefkast van de Staten Generaal

anonymous, 1600 - 1699, furniture, BK-16464