Reinier Baarsen is senior curator of European furniture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and Professor in the History of European Decorative Arts at Leiden University

Part of a brass choir screen at De Nieuwe Kerke, Amsterdam, cast by unknown brass-founders in c. 1654, after a design by Johannes Lutma, probably in collaboration with Jacob van Campen

The fantastical designs of the Dutch Golden Age

An exhibition at the Rijksmuseum explores the inventive language of the 17th-century auricular style

5 Jul 2018