Lyndon Lasiter

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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 […]

Dining Elegance

November 8th, 2013

For many, some of the most pleasurable memories we hold are of evenings spent around the dinner table.  The way we eat together now, however, is still a relatively new construct.  In fact, the fork was not commonly used in Western Europe until the 1500s and the concept of a separate room for dining would […]

We Simply Cannot Contain Ourselves!

May 10th, 2013

This has been an exciting week at M.S. Rau Antiques. Every spring we receive a shipment from our latest buying trip in Europe, which sent us to the very best estates and collections to find the rarest and most fascinating antiques and fine art available on the market. After a whirlwind buying excursion, all the […]

The Art of Fine Dining

January 31st, 2013

The shining element to any dinner party is great flatware. A table set with fine silver becomes a bit of historical theatre rather than just a meal, and the guests, players in the art of dining. M.S. Rau Antiques has been privileged to have many fine flatware sets in its 101-year history, with time-honored patterns […]

Tracking The New Year, Antique Style

January 4th, 2013

People have been preoccupied with measuring and recording time since ancient civilizations first relied upon the sun, moon and stars to gauge the passing of days. As each age advances in technology, so does the humble clock, born of the rudimentary sundial and elevated to mechanical and design triumph, as seen in this majestic French […]

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