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Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini

Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini

Giovanni Boldini 1842-1931 | Italian Ritratto di Rita de Acosta Lydig The Rothschild Boldini Signed and dated "Boldini 1911" (lower right) Oil on canvas Among the most sought after portraitists of his day with a distinctive, instantly recognizable style, Giovanni Boldini… Read More »
16 Ct. Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

16 Ct. Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

Displaying exceptional beauty and brilliance, this remarkably rare gemstone is one of the best Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds on the market today. Weighing 16.78 carats, the incredible diamond exhibits a stunning yellow hue that is made all the more dazzling by its exquisite Modified… Read More »
Irish Mahogany Dining and Games Table

Irish Mahogany Dining and Games Table

A work of extraordinary beauty and rarity, this magnificent Irish mechanical dining table transforms into a stunning games table with just a few turns. Crafted of impeccable Cuban mahogany, this table exhibits a striking patina and a beautifully sculpted base. It's most intriguing feature… Read More »
Pope Paul VI's Cross and Ring

Pope Paul VI's Cross and Ring

This exquisite cross and ring are perhaps one of the most exceptional historical and significant jeweled treasures we have ever had the opportunity to offer. Their story is equally fascinating, as they were a gift to the United Nations in 1965 from Pope Paul VI. Intricately carved in 18… Read More »
Opal and Emerald Bead Necklace

Opal Emerald Bead Necklace

Brilliant and rare opals exhibit an incredible play of fiery color in this mesmerizing graduated necklace. The large beads total 437 dazzling carats, and each exhibits an extraordinary level of translucence and color. Each of the eye-catching gems is separated by elegant emerald beads… Read More »
The Henry Clay Armoire

M.S. Rau Antiques Donates Henry Clay Armoire to the Cabildo

The Henry Clay Rosedown Plantation Armoire is an extremely rare and monumental Gothic Revival Rosewood "winged" armoire originally made by Crawford Riddell of Philadelphia for the White House (for the bedroom now known as the Lincoln Bedroom). Crafted of the finest Brazilian… Read More »
Colombian Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Colombian Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Showcasing the finest of emeralds amidst strands of dazzling diamonds, this bold necklace is a true showstopper. The eight remarkably rare Colombian emeralds display a stunning deep green hue that attest to their important origin. The coveted stones total an incredible 32.62 carats and are… Read More »
Bavarian Pharmacy Balance

Bavarian Pharmacy Balance

This amazing and extremely rare Bavarian Biedermeier-period pharmacy balance stand would have been at home at any apothecary's shop during the mid-19th century. Crafted of walnut with bold giltwood accents, this stand holds eight separate sets of balances with brass beams and pointers, and… Read More »
5.25-Carat Fancy Pink Diamond Ring

5.25-Carat Fancy Pink Diamond Ring

One of nature's rarest treasures, this 5.25-carat Natural Fancy Pink diamond displays a pure pink hue that absolutely dazzles. The breathtaking stone is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as being a rare Type IIa diamond, meaning that it contains no nitrogen, and… Read More »
Turkish Sultan Multi Dial Bracket Clock

Turkish Sultan Multi Dial Bracket Clock

Exceptionally crafted and mechanically complex, this important bracket clock by Payne and Co. represents a significant rediscovery with a remarkable provenance. Almost certainly crafted for Sultan Abdülmecid of Turkey, this stunning timepiece is the sister to a slightly later example… Read More »