Art and everyday implements

We have no idea which implements these were exactly. The inventory of the contents of the house, which was drawn up after Rubens's death, is missing. However the Rubens House has a number of implements on display which would have certainly been part of the household effects, such as busts, figurines, a tazza, and a silver ewer and basin. Archival research has shown that these formed part of Rubens's substantial art collection. The other furniture and utensils on display in the museum are authentic objects from Rubens's time. He would have undoubtedly recognised most of them and they would have been part of his personal effects.