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…

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…

Casket

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

Still Life near a Fountain

Pieter Gijsels, 1680 - 1691, painting, SK-A-2213

The Continence of Scipio

Karel van Mander (I), 1600, painting, SK-A-4690

Still Life with Flowers in a Glass

Jan Brueghel (II), c. 1625 - c. 1630, painting, SK-A-2102

Insects and Fruit

Jan van Kessel (I), c. 1660 - c. 1665, painting, SK-A-793

Lock plate

Pompeo Leoni (attributed to), c. 1550 - c. 1600, BK-NM-14348

Maria Theresa, Archduchess of…

Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1747, miniature (painting), SK-A-239