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…

Javaanse hoffunctionarissen

anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1870, painting, NG-2010-41

Clothes make the man, so too in Indonesia. These are not actual portraits, but types. In addition to revealing the region these men come from, the meticulously painted clothes and batik motifs also provide information about their rank and status. These proud, confident figures are unusual: in…

Wall cabinet

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

Kakemono familie Cock Blomhoff

anonymous, 1817 - 1825, NG-1972-17

Archiefkast van de Staten Generaal

anonymous, 1600 - 1699, furniture, BK-16464

De opstanding

Lucas van Leyden, in or after 1529 - 1533, drawing, RP-T-1982-75

Maron in Baglen Ao

anonymous, 1829, drawing, NG-1983-68

Liggend meisje bang voor geesten…

Paul Gauguin, 1894, print, RP-P-1956-25

Acehnese Shield

anonymous, before 1877, shield, NG-NM-11552-86