This exhibition was on display from September 06, 2017 to April 15, 2018.

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Master craftsmanship, luxurious materials, or sensuous forms often provide a veneer for objects that amplifies the pleasure of their use. Design disguises what we wish to remain private, tempts us with luxuries large and small, feeds sensuous appetites, and—should we envy someone else’s possessions—ease our discontent with clever imitations. Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth—the seven deadly sins—find irresistible outlet in these objects chosen from Cooper Hewitt’s collection.

  • Object ID #18188777
  • rattan, bamboo, lacquered wood (base); fiber, paper, silk thread, feathers....
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1916-40-3-a,b
  • Object ID #18215187
  • papier mache, painted and gilded decoration.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1921-22-199
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Object ID #18312433
  • glazed and gilded porcelain with polychrome overglaze decoration.
  • 1926-22-468-a/c
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 5 images of this object.
  • Object ID #18563831
  • steel, cord, iron, silver, gold, shibuichi.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1941-59-7-a/c
  • Object ID #18572255
  • block printed and glazed, embossed paper.
  • Gift of Birge Co., Inc..
  • 1944-79-15
  • Object ID #18391063
  • painted and gilded ivory sticks, tortoiseshell thumb guard, silk connecting....
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1952-161-198
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 4 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 5 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 4 images of this object.
  • Object ID #18448863
  • pen and black ink on off-white paper.
  • Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
  • 1963-39-792
  • Object ID #18457397
  • carved amethyst, chased gold, silver, cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds,....
  • 1967-48-19