European Decorative Arts

The Art Institute's extensive European decorative arts collection of 25,000 objects includes furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass, enamels, and ivory from 1100 to the present. Highlights of the collection include Continental glass; English, French, and German ceramics; English 18th-century silver; French 19th-century silver; and furniture from the early 17th century to the present. The department also contains 1,544 objects in the Arthur Rubloff Paperweight Collection.
Collection Updates

To ensure that your museum experience meets your expectations, check our Collection Updates page to learn about gallery closures and major artworks that may be off view during your visit.

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