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…

Buste van Josephus Albertus…

Hein J. Maessen, c. 1900, bust, BK-B-93

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

Groep van drie kinderen: Minnevete

Jan Pieter van Baurscheit (de Oude), 1726, BK-1967-19

Afrikaanse jongen met stedekroon,…

Jan Claudius de Cock, 1704, BK-1972-134

Cylinder-top Desk

Jean François Leleu, c. 1775 - c. 1785, furniture, BK-14854