Lyndon Lasiter

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More than a Prime Minister: The Talent of Sir Winston Churchill

August 18th, 2015

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.

Perfect Pieces for Father’s Day

June 4th, 2015

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 […]

A Monumental Classic in a Small Case – Granddaughter Clocks

January 21st, 2015

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 […]

The Extravagance of the Fabergé Bell Push

October 21st, 2014

The House of Fabergé rests as one of the most important and influential workshops. The company is steeped in a rich history. Founded in St. Petersburg, 1842, Gustav Fabergé founded an atelier that would soon gain worldwide recognition, extending to multiple countries, as one of the most remarkable designers of exquisite jewels and ornamental objects. […]

Luxurious Lighting

January 25th, 2014

Before electricity flooded interiors with on-demand lighting, the rhythm of life was dictated by natural light.  While, of course, illumination by flame (whether fueled by oil, tallow, or any manner of other substances) has existed for millennia, its use could often be curtailed by means and access.  Today the singular dance of a flame, and […]

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