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The Beurdeley Mechanical Desk

This superb mechanical desk by famed French ebeniste Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley is both an artistic and engineering achievement. As if the incredible inlay and exquisite bronze mounts weren't enough to distinguish this desk, turn the key for a wonderful surprise. Watch as Bill Rau… Read More »
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The Four Seasons Figurines by Meissen

In this video, Jim Cottrell shows us why Meissen can be considered among the greatest porcelain ever created. These figures, representing the Four Seasons, were first modelled in the mid 18th century, but their craftsmanship and beauty is timeless. The Four Seasons were among the most… Read More »
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Christofle Silver Plate Meat Trolley

Bill Rau describes this wonderful Christofle silver plate meat carving trolley in detail. Created by Christofle & Cie around 1890, this trolley would have been a focal point for any fine French restaurant. It remains in excellent, complete condition, retaining its trivets, burners and… Read More »
Robinson Crusoe Sideboard

The Robinson Crusoe Sideboard by Garrard Robinson

Considered one of the finest works of carved Victorian furniture, this amazing sideboard by English master Garrard Robinson tells the tale of Daniel Defoe's classic hero Robinson Crusoe. Watch as Bill Rau discusses the many fine points of this amazing work. 29-1051 Read More »
William III Mulberry Bookcase

William and Mary Mulberry Bookcase

Bill Rau presents this extraordinary William III-period bureau bookcase by the English firm of Coxed and Woster. This early piece is a masterpiece of design and cabinetmaking, boasting exquisite line and scale and a wonderful veneer stained to resemble tortoiseshell. Open the bookcase to… Read More »
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Rare French Water Wheel Clock

This rare and extraordinary French eight-day timepiece celebrates the advances made in the industrial field in the 19th century. Bill Rau shows you why this finely constructed silver and brass clock was a marvel of its time. Read More »
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The Minuet by Frederik Kaemmerer

In this sensuous work entitled The Minuet, Dutch artist Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer deftly juxtaposes the grace and gentility of polite society with its illicit and scantily disguised underpinnings. As the ladies and gentlemen dance in the foreground, the activities of the party's other… Read More »
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Edwardian Marquetry Bookcase

Bill Rau shows why this Edwardian marquetry bookcase is so spectacular. Adorned with exquisite inlays of satinwood, amboyna and fruitwoods from to to bottom, this bookcase is a masterpiece of the cabinetmaker's art. Read More »
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Alma Parens by William Bouguereau

Alma Parens by William Bouguereau is, without question, one of the most significant paintings we have ever offered in our gallery. An unparalleled composition depicting Mother France caring for her children, this painting dutifully illustrates why Bouguereau and his masterpieces are so… Read More »