Phillip Youngberg

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The Natural Beauty of Emeralds

August 8th, 2012

We just got back from the Aspen Antiques show, which was a huge success. Our staff really enjoyed much cooler weather than we have in New Orleans in July.  On a morning walk, I ran into a bear! I love the city of Aspen, and the beautiful green of the mountains reminds me of M.S. Rau’s wonderful […]

Pick a Painting, any Painting!

December 20th, 2011

Of all the items in my home, paintings truly give me the most pleasure. I am amazed by the fact that you can look at paintings thousands of times without noticing every detail. There is always something fresh to be found in a great painting. I have sold several paintings by John Atkinson Grimshaw over […]

Perfection from the Past

November 4th, 2011

What do Belter, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Thomas Chippendale have in common? They all were so passionate about perfection and precision that they never even turned a profit!  Added to this list is Steuben Glass Works, who just went out of business last week. Today, if you took our best craftsmen and asked them to […]

Art that loves you back…

March 9th, 2010

It’s hard to believe, but this year marks my 10th year at Rau Antiques. 10 years of pieces coming and going, buying and selling, setting up and breaking down. It’s been an eventful decade to say the least, and all this recollection of it has me thinking of some important consistencies I’ve encountered-that in my […]

A great piece of advice…

May 27th, 2009

I was speaking with a client late last year about why he enjoys collecting art, and he told me something that has really stuck with me. He said, “If you can afford a Picasso, and you want a Picasso…buy it. If the financial world collapses tomorrow, even amid the ruins you still own that Picasso […]

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