Susan Lapene

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Vintage Vuitton

August 2nd, 2010

There is nothing quite like the workmanship, look or feel of anything Louis Vuitton. They are pure indulgence.  Even his vintage pieces are phenomenal.  They are from an era when craftsmen would exceed your expectations, when price was not a consideration and the great houses of Asprey, Hermes and Louis Vuitton were establishing their reputations. […]

Keep this under the table…

October 8th, 2009

The coolest table ever is our “Monumental Specimen Table”. It speaks to my Italian side.  I love it, from the hand carved oak winged lions on the base, to the two inch thick inlayed marble top with its plethora of Italian marble varieties.  It is a tribute to the maker’s ingenuity, creativity, and master artistry. […]

“Shaken, not stirred!”

July 13th, 2009

When I saw the Art Deco Ship’s bar come out of the container truck, my first thought was of Bond, James Bond.  In my mind’s eye, I could see James Bond, maneuvering through a luxury liner’s crowded, smoky casino.  Bond, sleek and polished, quaffed, beyond handsome and of course wearing a perfect tuxedo.  Bond’s eyes […]

Black, the new white!

May 27th, 2009

My latest favorite piece of jewelry, which is subject to change at any moment, is our recently acquired 121.05 carat Black Diamond Necklace.   Yes, the diamonds are black, and yes, they look like diamonds.  This black diamond necklace really pops when it is against your skin and dresses up that little black dress or even […]

Videos and audio highlight new Rau website

May 13th, 2009

I am pleased to invite you to the new M.S. Rau Antiques website! While you’ve always been very complimentary about our website, we felt it was time to spruce things up…the result is an exciting new, feature-rich site that showcases the wonderful things we have to offer you. Among the new features: • Videos and […]

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