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Royal Blue Diamond

The Royal Blue Diamond

One of the world's rarest and most extraordinary natural gemstones, this magnificent Natural Fancy Blue diamond is in an extremely exclusive class. Named The Royal Blue, this stunning, radiant-cut jewel weighs 10.06 carats and reflects the clear blue sky thanks to its VVS1 clarity. This amazing gem is also graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as being a type IIb diamond. This means that the stone contains boron, which produces its exceptional color, yet is still nitrogen-free.… Read More »
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French Provincial

Furniture style created by craftsmen in the French provinces. Local woods were generally used for pieces that were practical for the home. Tended to be simpler versions of the Louis XV style

Davenport desk

These small writing desks most often feature a sloping top, brass galleries, a set of drawers on one side and false drawer fronts on the other. It is believed that the famous furniture making firm, Gillows of London, first created the desk around 1790 for a Captain Davenport

Biedermeier

A style of furniture produced in Austria and Germany during the first half of the 19th century. Inspired by French Empire and German painted peasant work. The name was borrowed from an imaginary cartoon character called Papa Biedermeier, an uneducated country gentleman who considered himself a connoisseur of fine and industrial arts. Simple marquestry patterns were used with pressed brass ornaments of Greek inspiration as well as painted motifs of wreaths, urns, and floral, animal and human forms. Woods used were mainly fruitwoods, maple, mahogany and birch.
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