antique glass

This exceptional chandelier by Baccarat features opaline glass, cut crystal and ornate doré bronze. Circa 1850

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Right Antique Chandelier

by Bill Rau Few things command a room and evoke a sense of splendor quite like a great chandelier. For centuries these magnificent crystal, bronze and colored glass creations have served as bellwethers of wealth and status, adorning the great halls and dining rooms of Europe and all far… Read More »
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American Brilliance—The History of American Brilliant Period Cut Glass

The 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia marked the beginning of a new era in American decorative arts history. Our country had proven it was strong enough to face the challenges of a fledgling nation and after 100 years, was just beginning to form its own identity. A major… Read More »
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America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany is internationally recognized as a master of the American decorative arts. Considered to be the driving force behind the Art Nouveau style in America, Tiffany worked with nearly every decorative medium imaginable, even serving as the first Design Director for his… Read More »
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Art Glass of Emile Gallé

Emile Gallé is widely considered the leading artistic innovator of the Art Nouveau movement, creating works of glass and furniture that are breathtakingly beautiful and awe-inspiring in their complexity and variety. Born in 1846 into a family with a tradition of glassmaking in the town of… Read More »
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Baccarat Glass of Kings

In response to a wealthy landowners request to make the best use of the natural resources of the infertile Baccarat region of France, King Louis XV created "Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat" in 1765 by royal decree. The renowned company was the first French glassworks firm… Read More »