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…

Twee toiletkoffers

André-Charles Boulle (attributed to), c. 1685 - c. 1690, BK-2009-255-1

These magnificent showpieces were made by Europe’s most celebrated cabinetmaker: André-Charles Boulle. He probably made them for Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé who gave them to his daughter Marie-Thérèse when she married. The boxes have lids so they can be used for storage, although that is…

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…

Casket

anonymous, c. 1560 - c. 1600, BK-17523

Secretary

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

Table

Jan van Mekeren (attributed to), c. 1695 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-1962-50

Mirrored cabinet

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

Cabinet

anonymous, c. 1690 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-1966-16

Drop-front secretary (secrétaire à…

Adam Weisweiler (attributed to), c. 1790 - c. 1795, furniture, BK-16653

Two mirror frames

anonymous, c. 1700, furniture, BK-BR-484-B