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…

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…

Bust of a Man, Probably Vincent…

Hendrik de Keyser (I), 1608, figure, BK-NM-11452

Christ as Saviour

Giovanni Battista Caccini, c. 1598, bust, BK-2000-8

Tabletop

Dirk van Rijswijck, c. 1650 - c. 1660, furniture, BK-NM-1916

Console table

anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1675, BK-1955-45

Commode

Charles Cressent (attributed to), c. 1745 - c. 1750, BK-16650

Buddha Head

anonymous, 550 - 650, figure, AK-MAK-286

Bust of Michiel de Ruyter…

anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1795, bust, BK-1997-39