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.

  • Wine Glass , 1740–50
  • cut, engraved, and gilded glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of James Loeb.
  • 1951-147-1-a,b
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Server (France), ca. 1890
  • silver.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program,....
  • 1996-56-49
  • Brisé Fan, early 18th century
  • 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.