290 Route 40. AMSTERDAM. Ryks Muséum.
Room 165. Church Architecture of the 17th cent., in the style of the
Protestant churches designed by Hendrik de Keyser (d. 1621) and Vrede-
man de Vries. On the walls, copies of wall-paintings from the chapels
of SS. Cosmas and Damian and St. Severus, in the church of St. Law¬
rence at Rotterdam. The stained-glass Windows are reproductions of those
in the Oosterkerk at Hoorn, the first shewing the arms of Alkmaar (1573),
the second representing the sea-fight of Hoorn between the Dutch and the
Spaniards in 1573. The N.E. window (opposite) from the convent of
St. Agatha, has a kneeling portrait of Prince Maurice of Orange. The
S.E. window is from the Protestant church at Oostburg.
The following rooms are devoted to Secular Architecture, and
include a highly interesting séries of apartments in the old Dutch style.
Rooms 164, 163. Council Chamber, of the end of the 14th
cent., the ceiling being an exact copy of that in the town-hall of
Sluis, dating from 1396. Cast of a chimney-piece (15th cent.),
formerly in the castle and now in the town-hall at Bergen-op-Zooni.
Large Gothic cupboard, from a convent in Utrecht (14th cent.);
above, two pièces of tapestry, with landscapes (17th cent.). In the
centre is a valuable Collection of Earthenware, with numerous ex¬
cellent spécimens from Dutch and Rhenish factories.
Rooms 162, 161. Magistrates' Room ofthe 15th cent., arranged
in imitation of a room in the Town Hall at Zwolle, built by Master
Berend in 1447. The chimney-piece, in trachyte from the Drachen-
fels, was designed by Master Hermann of Cologne. The balustrade
round the latter is adorned with original heads (lions, dogs, etc., as
shield-bearers), from the ancient Dutch court at the Hague, founded
by Charles the Bold. On the walls, Flemish tapestry, of the first
half of the 16th century. — The presses and cases in this room
contain embroideries, brass, copper, and bronze articles, domestic
utensils, caskets, smith's work, etc. German tiled stove ofthe latter
half of the 16th century.
Room 158. On the walls are représentations of Scriptural scènes,
formed of plaques of Delft porcelain. To the right and left are
double-portals of the 17th cent., in carved wood, painted green. In
the central case, good terracottas. — The adjoining room, to the
right (kitchen), contains a fine spiral Staircase from Cologne (end
of the 17th cent.), domestic and kitchen utensils, and wall-panel-
ling in Delft porcelain. — A modem wrought-iron door leads to —
*Room 157, in which are the collections of Costumes (18th and
19th cent.), Glass, and Jewelry. On the walls valuable tapestry,
and représentations in Delft porcelain.
The Show-Cases begin in the N.E. corner of the room. Case 1.
(hexagonal revolving stand): Dutch spoons, forks, etc. (chiefiy of the 17th
cent.); charms, needle-cases, cork-screws; book-clasps, shoe-buckles; in¬
fants' rattles, rosaries, knife-handles, etc.
Case 2: Glass. Dutch goblets of the 17th cent. ; painted German goblets ;
Dutch chased and gilded beakers, etc.
Case 3: Venetian and Roman glass, with Dutch imitations.
"Case 4: Dutch glass with designs eut or engraved with a diamond,
chiefiy of the 17th and 18th cent., including good examples of Wolf, W.
van Heemskerk, etc.
Case 5 (in the centre of the room): Cut glass, used for gifts, etc.