Europe and the Americas

Perhaps the largest melting pot of the world, Europe, provided the world with the most distinguished arts in world history. Exploring Earth and it's seas starting from the 14th and 15th centuries, the Europeans left their marks on all continents, bringing havoc wherever they went. On the other side, Europeans brought their own arts and culture, which often resulted in an aesthetically beautiful combination of styles. If one watches arts and antiques from all over the world, art historically, without the horrors of colonialism in a social-cultural aspect, Europe has connected the world and brought it a beautiful blend of European art and art from all over the world. We offer you, next to objects that are 'just beautiful', pieces that are of great historical significance that show the past should often not repeat itself.

The Americas were discovered in 1462 by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish rapidly conquested the southern part of the continent. In their urge for gold and silver, the indigenous people were quickly extorted on purpose or by disease, often simple like the flu. Many Europeans settled on the continent that rapidly changed, and they took enslaved people from all over the world with them. However historically gruesome, pure art historically it resulted in a unique blend of culture that can still be appreciated nowadays.



An extremely rare Argentinian-Uruguayan gilt-bronze and bronze relief carved Rhea's egg commemorating the Battle of Obligado, 1845
Montevideo, circa 1848


A highly refined Dutch Chinoiserie pinewood black and gold lacquered cabinet on stand
Holland, late 17th century

A Chinese export porcelain dish with Dutch decoration of a VOC ship

Circa 1700-1710, the Dutch decoration circa 1720-1730


An extremely rare and splendid Algerian set of silver and red coral inlaid pistols and a toe-lock gun
Late 18th century, the gun dated 1182AH in Arabic (1768)


Dutch School (19th century)

‘Gezicht op de Reede van Paramaribo’

View of the Paramaribo Waterkant, circa 1835


A magnificent 18th-century Portuguese-colonial Brazilian silver ewer and basin


‘The Wonders of the East and West Indies, or New Treatise on Precious Stones & Pearls’


Les merveilles des Indes Orientales et Occidentales, ou Nouveau traitté des pierres precieuses & perles […], Robert de Berquen (1636-1713), Paris, Christophe Lambin pour l'auteur, 1661 [= 1664].


Extremely rare copy of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independance 'Declaracion de Independencia de las Siete Provincias Unidas de Venezuela en Congreso de 5 de Julio de 1811'

By Lorenzo Lüthy (c. 1811-1877), printed in Philadelphia, Peter S. Duval, 1841.


A highly refined and rare Red Coral (Corallium rubrum) crown attributed to the Phillips Brothers of London


A highly unusual carved, painted, gilt and gem-set tortoise carapace respresenting the mythical Cosmic or World-bearing Turtle

A fine Dutch oyster veneered cabinet on stand
Late 17th century

A magnificent Walnut Burr Cabinet on stand or 'kruisvoetkabinet' in the style of Daniel Marot
Circa 1720, probably made for George Clifford III in Amsterdam or the Hague


Johann Christian Frederici (1766 - 1804)

Prospect van het eyland, en de rheede van St. Iago. Geteekend van Johann Christian Friderici / Verbeelding van de inwoonders op St Iago

Extremely rare and large view on the island and roadstead of St. Lago / depiction of the inhabitants on St. Lago

Porto Praia, Cape Verde, 1783

Pre-Columbian, 17th/18th century Guyana Brazilian Aruak Indigenous Macana War Club Tribal Art Ethnographic
Jamaica 17th century Tortoiseshell Colonial Comb Case and Combs by Paul Bennett

An extremely rare Jamaican engraved tortoiseshell comb-case with two combs

Former British Jamaica, circa 1670, inscribed and dated ‘Sarah Henly, JAMAICA 1670’, probably by Paul Bennett of Port Royal

Jamaica 17th century Tortoiseshell Colonial Comb Case

A rare shagreen covered and patridgewood (Andira inermis) veneered coffre fort or Captain’s chest with elaborate gilt brass mounts


A splendid and rare Amazon indigenous wamara wood Macana war-club


Southern-Guyana or Northern Brazil, Wapitxana group of the Aruak peoples, 18th century, possibly earlier

A Slaver's Account book
Dutch Demerara, 1768-1800

A Colonial Commemorating glass with depiction and inscription of slavery Plantation Saxen
Mohammad Ali Pasha and the sale of a white enslaved family

French School (circa 1820)
Un esclave avec son famille est présenté devant Mécmet-aly

A rare commemoraitng Plantation glass with fine engraving of a plantation house and coffee shrubs with a text reading: ‘Het.Welvaaren.Van.De.Plantagie.Saxen’
(the prosperity of the Plantation Saxen)

Dinosaur Drawing by Joseph Smith
Dinosaur Drawing by John Whymper

Joseph Smit (1836-1929)


WIC and VOC books

A West India Company (WIC) notebook and a East India Company (VOC) Religious Manual


Charles Whymper (1853-1941)

‘Triassic Labyrinthodont, and Belemnite’

Portrait of Governor-General Albert Kikkert of Curaçao
Portrait of Governor-General Albert Kikkert of Curaçao

A pair of miniature portraits by Johannes Anspach (1752- 1823) depicting Vice-Admiral and Governor-General of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire, Albert Kikkert (1762-1819)

and presumably his brother Klaas Kikkert