Book chest of Hugo de Groot

anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1615, NG-KOG-1208

Traditionally, it was in this case that Hugo de Groot escaped from Loevestein Castle in 1621. He had been serving a life sentence there since 1619. The internationally renowned jurist De Groot (Grotius) had been arrested in 1618 as a political opponent of Prince Maurice. After his escape, De Groot…

Armchair for Til Brugman

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, c. 1919, BK-2010-1

No Dutch piece of furniture has been acclaimed as much as this armchair, designed around 1918 by Gerrit Rietveld. In its red and blue colours - first applied around 1924 - the chair became an international design icon. In fact Rietveld’s small furniture workshop in Utrecht supplied the chair in…


Charles Kretzschmann, c. 1830, musical instruments, NG-NM-10385-149

Fanfare Trumpet

anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1830, musical instruments, NG-NM-10385-94-D

Japans lakkistje

anonymous, 1600 - 1650, chest, NG-KOG-F6-5A

Russian Bassoon

anonymous, c. 1825 - c. 1830, musical instruments, NG-NM-10385-144

Tafelklok van hout; vierkante kast…

Pieter Visbach (I), 1650 - 1700, mechanical clock, BK-NM-3483


anonymous (workshop of), after 1821 - 1830, musical instruments, NG-NM-10385-174-C


anonymous, c. 1815 - c. 1830, musical instruments, NG-NM-10385-174-H