Javanese Court Officials

anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1870, painting, NG-2010-40

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…

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…

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…

Ewer and basin with scenes of land…

Adam van Vianen (I), 1614, dish, BK-AM-17-A

Twee zoutvaten

Johannes Lutma (1584-1669), 1639, salt (condiment vessel), BK-1960-13-A

Christ’s Descent into Limbo

anonymous, anonymous (rejected attribution), c. 1440, BK-1962-33

Mary, Joseph and three angels

Adriaen van Wesel, c. 1475 - c. 1477, BK-NM-11713

Dolls’ house of Petronella Dunois

anonymous, c. 1676, furniture, BK-14656

Longcase clock

anonymous, c. 1755 - c. 1765, furniture, BK-1967-144

Wandtafel van verguld lindehout met…

anonymous, 1690 - 1710, furniture, BK-1975-80