It has been cherished for millennia, heralded as a ubiquitous symbol of beauty, luxury and royalty in China: Jade. Without question, this stone has surpassed every other with its enduring importance and rich history. Valued for its beauty and symbolic powers, jade is pervasive throughout Chinese decorative arts, considered the most valuable of all precious stones. Today, Asian and non-Asian buyers alike are drawn to jade as never before. And in this Chinese New Year, jade holds a special importance as a symbol of prosperity, success, and good luck.
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A time for feasting, friends, family, and autumn weather. To many, Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Marking the beginning of the holiday season, Thanksgiving is a time to gather and give thanks, the commencement of a time of togetherness and cheer. This merry sentiment practically necessitates delicious food and wine with one’s company, particularly one a day that evokes images of warm pumpkin pie and roasted turkey stuffed with dressing. And any perfectly dressed bird requires an equally well dressed table – perfectly cater to your company’s needs on this grand feast day with classic and elegant tableware.
Statesman, Politician, Historical Giant. Viewed through the long lens of history, Winston Churchill is heralded as one of the greatest wartime leaders the world has seen. A Renaissance man in the truest sense of the word, his contribution to history extended beyond the realm of the state, civil matters, and its people. For Churchill made a lasting impact on the realm of art history as well through his greatest passion: painting.
With Father’s Day only a few short weeks away, it is time to start thinking of a special gift to celebrate one of the most important roles and people in our lives. Recently at M.S. Rau Antiques, we have acquired numerous items that would make for the ideal gift to fit any personality. The World […]
The grandfather clock has long been considered a grand and important element of any beautiful interior. These longcase clocks stand on the floor and exude monumental prowess over any room. Typically, a wooden encasing of any variation of decoration encloses the clock and movements of the pendulum. Appearing in 1656, scientific innovations allowed for findings […]