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Flora Danica Porcelain Dinner Service

Flora Danica Porcelain DInner Service

This remarkable 119-piece Flora Danica dinner service was crafted by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. From the rich, hand-painted botanical motifs to the delicate rose accents, each piece in this set reflects the meticulous skill and artistry necessary to produce such an… Read More »
Artillery Shell Cocktail shaker

Artillery Shell Cocktail Shaker

This incredibly rare artillery shell cocktail shaker, crafted by the Gorham Silver Company, is one of the very few remaining of its kind with all of its original parts. Sleek and aerodynamic, the shaker is one of the tallest ever produced and, as a drink-making kit, it is a model of… Read More »
Decorative Canes

Decorative Canes

The decorative canes available to collectors today are those hailing primarily from the second half of the 19th century and into the 1920s. Most decorative canes have a plain shaft with a decorative handle crafted from a variety of materials. Silver handles were widely produced during this… Read More »
Folk Art Cane Video

Folk Art Canes

Folk art canes, unlike their more formal counterparts, by definition were made by single, often untrained artisans. There purpose was to cast attention on the creator not the carrier; they were an expression of the artists skill and personality and can be distinguished from formal canes in… Read More »
System Canes

Systems Canes

System canes are the most highly collected types of canes and there are literally thousands of types from which to choose. A system cane is one that has a dual purpose or hidden meaning or function. These canes were used in much the same way as we use a wallet or a purse today and wealthy… Read More »
Weapons Canes

Weapons Cane

Weapons canes present the more sinister side of the system cane and often carry the highest price tags. They are among the most complex of canes as they were skillfully crafted to conceal a host of deadly weapons. Seemingly innocuous and plain in demeanor with little embellishment, these… Read More »
Italian Baroque Iron Strong Box

Italian Baroque Iron Strong Box

This rare Italian Baroque strong box is crafted of reinforced wrought iron and is designed to be virtually indestructible. Intended to secure one's most precious valuables, the fascinating safe is enveloped in thick iron strap work that surrounds its massive walnut frame. The defining… Read More »
Murano Glass Water Fountain

Murano Glass Water Fountain

An ornate and truly magnificent example of a large Venetian glass, this Murano glass fountain is an incredible rarity. Only the most skilled of craftsmen could have created such a masterpiece, using the most painstaking and time-honored techniques of Murano glassmaking. Displaying a vivid… Read More »
Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Bracelet 55.66 Carats

Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Bracelet 55.66 Carats

Twenty-five of the most beautiful, perfectly matched fancy vivid yellow diamonds, totaling 55.66 carats, create a breathtaking golden glow in this incredible graduated bracelet. Each gem is certified by the GIA to be Natural Fancy Vivid, and has a clarity grade ranging from Internally… Read More »
Baker's Pacers Short Track Horseracing Machine

Baker's Pacers Short Track Horseracing Machine

An extraordinary Baker's Pacers coin-operated horse racing machine produced by the Baker Novelty and Manufacturing Company of Chicago. Known as a "long case" model, this elegant machine allows a customer to place nickel bets on up to seven mechanical horses in a short track race.… Read More »
Polygraph Copying Machine by Brunel

Polygraph Copying Machine by Brunel

Considered the first step into the world of modern photocopying, the polygraph machine was among the first widely used devices to successfully produce an exact copy of an original written work. Designed and patented by one of history's greatest innovators, Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, in… Read More »
Man Cave Game Night

Man Cave Game Night

Get ready for the ultimate game night in the Man Cave. Start the night off with an game of billiards on a extraordinary French Gothic Revival Billard Table. Next, try your hand at cards, parcheesi or cribbage at this exquisite Irish Mahogany Dining and Games Table. Not tired yet? It's time… Read More »
The Farcot Clock

The Farcot / Carrier-Belleuse Conical Mystery Clock

This exceptional Farcot conical clock was acquired from a private collector whose family originally purchased the masterpiece at the Great London Exhibition of 1862 for which it was made. Monumental and majestic, the clock was crafted by two of France's most important artisans of the late… Read More »
The Queen of Sheba by Federico Beltrán-Masses

The Queen of Sheba by Federico Beltrán-Masses

La Rena de Saba (The Queen of Sheba) displays the uniquely theatrical and bold style that permeates the distinctive oeuvre of Federico Beltrán-Masses. Simultaneously traditional yet daringly modern, the striking canvases of the Cuban-Spanish master truly defy classification. Highly… Read More »
French Billiard Table - Gothic Revival

French Billiard Table - Gothic Revival

Exceptionally rare and beautifully constructed, this French billiards table is a celebration of the Gothic Revival style and of innovative 19th century design. Architectural in form, this rosewood table is both a decorative and constructive masterpiece. Friezes adorned with detailed… Read More »
Vintage French Foosball Game Table

Vintage French Foosball Game Table

This delightful vintage foosball table is a wonderful and entertaining testament to the French obsession with soccer. The diverting machine is an iconic piece of French popular culture from the mid-20th century, a time when a foosball table could be found in most cafés and bars… Read More »
English Skeleton Clock by Smith & Sons Exhibition-Quality

English Skeleton Clock by Smith & Sons

Touted by famed clock author Derek Roberts to be "one of the finest English skeleton clocks produced" this exceptionally rare and magnificent bronze skeleton clock is a work of true horological mastery. Positively attributed to the firm of John Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell,… Read More »
French Napoleonic Prisoner of War Guillotine Model

French Napoleonic Prisoner of War Guillotine Model

An incredible and extremely rare artifact of world history, this monumental model of a double guillotine was created during the Napoleonic wars by a French prisoner of war. A hand-written letter of ownership, dated 1900, accounts how this model was created by a prisoner from scraps of beef… Read More »
Rare Savoyard Music Box by Polyphon

Rare Savoyard Music Box by Polyphon

This exceptionally rare "Savoyard" automaton disk player by Polyphon Musikwerke is one of only a handful known to exist, and the only one known to be in perfect working condition such as this. When a coin is dropped in the slot, the large terra-cotta organ grinder's hand turns… Read More »
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 »

GoNola.com See & Do Video: Explore the Secret Room at M.S. Rau Antiques

Three Monets, Napoleon’s death mask, a real dinosaur… it’s all inside the secret room at M.S. Rau antiques. Watch the video to see even more!Like many great places in New Orleans, what you see from the street is only part of the story. This is especially true with M.S. Rau Antiques.… Read More »
1900 Paris World's Fair Sevres Vase

1900 Paris World's Fair Sevres Vase

This extraordinary Sèvres vase was made for and exhibited at the 1900 Paris World's Fair. Large objets d'art by this renowned maker are exceptionally rare. Revolutionary in design, this palatial tour-de-force defined a major shift in decorative art at the turn of the 20th century.… Read More »
Silver and Jeweled Automaton Nef

Silver and Jeweled Automaton Nef

Both a jeweled work of art and a mechanical masterpiece, this silver automaton nef is a one-of-a-kind objet d'art. At once breathtakingly beautiful, this majestic ship is intricate beyond compare in a dazzling display of silver workmanship. Crafted in the form of an exotic, Middle Eastern… Read More »
White South Sea Pearl Necklace

White South Sea Pearl Necklace

Twenty-three lustrous white South Sea pearls exude elegance and refinement in this classic necklace. Measuring between an incredible 17 to 21 mm, these perfectly matched, graduated pearls are beautifully complemented by a glistening 18K white gold ball clasp embedded with 5.30 carats of… Read More »
Silver Centerpiece by Paul Storr

Silver Centerpiece by Paul Storr

Elegantly designed by one of the most prominent names in silversmithing, this exceptional silver centerpiece by Paul Storr is perhaps the finest single candelabrum ever made by the famed silversmith. Profusely cast and chased with a blend of Neoclassical and Rococo Revival elements, this… Read More »
Prie Dieu

Prie Dieu by Antoni Gaudi

This unique prie dieu, or prayer desk, was specially commissioned for the interior of Casa Batlló by world renowned Catalan architect and sculptor Antoni Gaudi. Crafted by Gaudi in 1906 in collaboration with the famed sculptor Jaume Busquets, the important ébéniste… Read More »

Diamond Watch by Corum

This outstanding watch by Corum, the renowned Swiss watch manufactory, is generously adorned with approximately 65.00 carats of sparkling diamonds. Constructed of 18-carat yellow gold, this magnificent quartz timepiece features rows of square and round brilliant cut diamonds set in a… Read More »
The Battle of Issus Chess Set

The Battle of Issus Chess Set

Lavishly decorated and large in size, this extraordinary, elaborate chess set is the only one of its kind, and is perhaps the best ever made. Crafted by the hand of a master jeweler, the exquisite quality of its manufacture is showcased in each and every detail. Every 14k gold game piece… Read More »
United States Cavalry Officer's Sword

United States Cavalry Officer's Sword

A rare and important piece of Civil War militaria, this exquisite presentation sword was given to United States Colonel William B. Sipes of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1864. This magnificent sword boasts a handle carved of natural material bound by a gilt bronze cross guard and… Read More »
Victorian Oak Display Cabinet

Victorian Oak Display Cabinet

Standing at nine-feet high and displaying all of the aesthetic hallmarks of the Victorian era, this oak cabinet is an English masterpiece of both cabinetmaking and mechanical engineering. At first glance, the finely carved oak cabinet appears to be the perfect piece for displaying a… Read More »
Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina Model B Music Cabinet

Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina Model B Music Cabinet

This incredible Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina Model B music cabinet is among the rarest and most advanced automatic music players of its time. The remarkable machine, crafted by renowned Leipzig firm of Ludwig Hupfeld, is one of the most mechanically complex music players ever made, boasting… Read More »
Bureau du Roi by François Linke

Bureau du Roi by François Linke

Inspired by the most famed Bureau du Roi (King's Desk) created for King Louis XV, this breathtaking interpretation of the royal secrétaire is one of only four known created by the celebrated ébéniste François Linke. While two are presumed to be held in private European collections, the… Read More »
M.S. Rau Antiques

M.S. Rau Antiques Since 1912

Bill Rau explains why M.S. Rau Antiques is one of the finest antiques and fine art galleries in the world. From rare flawless yellow diamonds, to masterworks by van Gogh and Monet, to the finest silver and furnishings, you will find it at M.S. Rau's New Orleans gallery. Read More »
English King Flatware Service

Tiffany & Co. English King Silver Flatware Service 664 Pieces

This complete and monumental 664-piece Tiffany & Co. silver flatware set for 24 is crafted in the outstanding English King pattern and includes a full array of place and serving pieces, including rarities such as orange spoons and knives, and a cheese server, each one adorned with this… Read More »
Paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Flemish master Pieter Brueghel the Younger composed these important and masterfully executed 17th-century paintings. The eldest son of the famed Pieter Bruegel the Elder, these works bear the hallmarks of the masters artist hand infused with a very Brueghel-esque narrative satire. Pieter… Read More »
 Tiffany & Co. Silver Chrysanthemum Flatware

Tiffany & Co. Silver Chrysanthemum Flatware Service 207 Pieces

This exceptional 207-piece antique Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware service for 12 is crafted in the highly desirable Chrysanthemum pattern. Introduced in 1878 and patented in 1880, the Chrysanthemum pattern is considered among Tiffany's most beautiful and luxurious designs. The… Read More »
Adams 1855 Model Double Action Percussion Revolvers

Adams 1855 Model Double Action Percussion Revolvers

This handsome pair of 54-Bore Adams 1855 Model Double Action Percussion Revolvers feature elegant engraved and gold-washed handles, and are of presentation quality. The barrels and frames of each revolver are abundantly engraved with scrollwork and retain much of their original gold-washed… Read More »
Swiss Burlwood and Ebonized Interchangeable Cylinder Music Box

Swiss Burlwood and Ebonized Interchangeable Cylinder Music Box

A captivating and exceptionally engineered Swiss interchangeable cylinder music box with its original cabinet by Ami Rivenc of Geneva. Set in a beautiful case of burled and ebonized walnut with satinwood inlay, this piece serves not only as melodious entertainment but also as a fine… Read More »
Exhibition Mechanical Secretaire by Daubet & Dumarest

Exhibition Mechanical Secretaire by Daubet & Dumarest

A French masterpiece of both cabinetmaking and mechanical engineering, this one-of-a-kind and highly important mechanical secrétaire was crafted by the firm of Daubet & Dumarest and was presented at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London's Crystal Palace. At first glance, the tulipwood and… Read More »
Chameleon diamond ring

Chameleon Diamond Ring 4.03 Carats

Chameleon diamonds are the rarest and most sought after of the Fancy colored diamonds,and they are the only natural colored diamonds that are able to change color. This stunning round brilliant-cut jewel weighs an incredible 4.03 carats and displays a certified Fancy Grayish Green color… Read More »
Bubblegum Pink Sapphire Ring

Bubblegum Pink Sapphire Ring

An extraordinarily rare, 16.37-carat Pink Ceylon sapphire takes center stage in this striking ring. Displaying the perfect purplish-pink bubblegum hue for which the finest pink sapphires are so beloved, this enchanting, cushion-shape gem boasts both crystal-clear clarity and grand size.… Read More »
Patek Philippe Digital Display Clock

Patek Philippe Digital Display Clock

This rare Patek Philippe Digital Display Clock was specially commissioned by the renowned luxury jewelry firm Abou Watfa of Damascus. The time system features a master clock and two slaves, one of which was utilized in their Patek Philippe display, while the other was part of their… Read More »
Pair Russian Crimean War Carronades

Pair Russian Crimean War Carronades

These incredible Russian carronade cannons were captured by the British during the Baltic Capmpaign of the Crimean War. Admiral William Hutcheon Hall, commander of the HMS Blenheim, broke through the fortifications at Hangö and took these carronades as a spoil of war in 1855. These… Read More »
George III Mahogany Gun Collector's Chest

George III Mahogany Gun Collector's Chest

This handsome George III-period mahogany chest is actually an ingeniously designed gun collector's cabinet. A drop-front surface concealed as the top four drawers opens to reveal felt-lined weapon racks. Near the left hinge of the drop-front is a secret button that, when pressed, opens a… Read More »
Chippendale Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

Chippendale Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

This magnificent Victorian library bookcase is a work of both massive size and monumental beauty. Crafted of Cuban mahogany in the majestic Chippendale Revival style, this dynamic breakfront reaches a width of over 14 feet and a height of over 9 feet, and displays all of the aesthetic… Read More »
Emerald-Cut Fancy Yellow Diamond, 20.05 carat

Captured Sunshine..Fancy Yellow Diamond

Weighing 20.05 carats, this breathtaking, GIA-certified Natural Fancy Yellow diamond sparkles with the fire found in the highest-quality jewels. Certified by the GIA to be VS1 clarity, this jewel is accentuated with a pair of shield-cut white diamonds weighing 2.01 carats which are graded… Read More »
Fabergé Silver Flatware Service

Fabergé Silver Flatware Service

This rare and exquisite 275-piece silver flatware service for 12 by Fabergé, the most revered name in luxury, was produced by the firm's prestigious workshop in Moscow, a city that was long considered the center of Russian silver and goldsmithing. Arguably one of the finest sets of silver… Read More »
David Morris Diamond Necklace

David Morris Three Strand Diamond Necklace, 72.58 Carats

An incredible three-strand diamond collar necklace by London jewelry designer David Morris. This important necklace shimmers and sparkles with 244 pure white diamonds totaling 72.58 carats. Each oval, pear, marquise, round and heart-shaped, brilliant-cut diamond was individually set in… Read More »
The Violano Virtuoso by Mills Novelty Company

The Violano Virtuoso by Mills Novelty Company

Singled out by the U.S. government in 1909 as one of the eight greatest inventions of the decade when it was introduced at the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, the Mills Violano-Virtuoso stands as one of the most important and incredible musical devices ever made. With its finely tuned… Read More »
Royal Blue Diamond

The Royal Blue Diamond, 10.06 carats

This magnificent, 10.06-carat Natural Fancy Blue diamond is one of the world's rarest and most extraordinary natural gemstones. Aptly named The Royal Blue, this stunning, radiant-cut jewel is the color of the clear blue sky, and is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as… Read More »

Unenhanced Ceylon Pink Sapphire & Diamond Ring 17.51 Carats

The extraordinarily rare, 17.51-carat Natural Intense Pink Ceylon sapphire is of the highest caliber, and displays the perfect purplish-pink or "bubblegum" hue for which the finest pink sapphires are so beloved. With its excellent untreated color, crystal-clear clarity and grand… Read More »
Kashmir Sapphire

Natural Kashmir Sapphire & Diamond Ring

The Kashmir sapphire is ranked as one of the world's most desirable gems alongside the rarest colored diamonds and Burma rubies. Weighing 14.44 carats, this remarkable cushion-cut stone exhibits an impeccable, all-natural, velvety cornflower blue hue. These majestic stones are typically… Read More »
AquamarineNecklace

Aquamarine Necklace by Edward Everett Oakes

The 85-carat aquamarine in this stunning Arts and Crafts-era necklace by jewelry designer Edward Everett Oakes boasts the vibrant blue color so desired in this exquisite jewel. The entire 18K yellow gold necklace, from the fancy-linked chain to the stunning openwork bezel, is crafted by… Read More »
Lasting Bonds

Lasting Bonds

What like no other symbolizes the special bonds of lasting love, friendship and promise? Little else in life lasts as long as the radiance and beauty of an impeccable piece of jewelry. M.S. Rau Antiques has personally selected exquisite estate pieces from all over the world for 100 years.… Read More »
Fine Art

Fine Art From M.S. Rau Antiques

Have you ever walked in to a room and been stopped in your tracks by something so beautiful it took your breath away? And inside another room you find works by celebrated artists like Tissot, Gauguin, Bouguereau and Monet. At M.S. Rau Antiques, you'll find works by artists found in the… Read More »
Francis I Renaissance Sideboard

Francis I Renaissance Sideboard

This astonishing 16th-century dressoir (or sideboard) was created in Lyon during the height of the French Renaissance, and is the only one of three known examples of its type created that is not held within a museum collection. Today, the pair to this dressoir is a prized possession of the… Read More »

Family Heirlooms: Inspiring Memories for a Century

Imagine how it feels to enter a room filled with wondrous discoveries, treasures crafted by history's greatest artisans, each with its own story to tell. Imagine the most exquisite antiques from around the world, all in one place. For 100 years, Rau Antiques has helped generations of… Read More »
Congreve Clock

English Congreve Clock by French Royal Exchange

The mechanism of this captivating Congreve-type rolling ball timepiece is considered the most frustrating, yet fascinating of timekeeping instruments. The widely recognized design was patented by Sir William Congreve in 1808, and reflects the aspiration of clockmakers to find an… Read More »
Mermod Freres Station/Showcase Cylinder Music Box

Mermod Freres Station/Showcase Cylinder Music Box

This exceptionally wonderful and quite rare antique musical automation box by the Mermod Frerès firm of Sainte-Croix, Switzerland is a marvel of music box craftsmanship. Though the window, the viewer can see a fluttering butterfly and four maidens twirling and dancing along on their… Read More »
French Industrial Clock

French Industrial Clock

This French clock is an impeccable example of the complex artistry of industrial timepieces. Industrial clocks such as this, combining precision timekeeping with mechanically-inspired figural automata, were extremely popular during the 19th century, especially with wealthy barons investing… Read More »
Australian Billiards Table

The History of Australia Billiard Table

This magnificent, award-winning Australian billiard table is among the most important ever created in the vast British Empire and has an impressive royal provenance. Crafted of beautiful and highly valued Australian blackwood by master carver George Billyeald and accompanied by its… Read More »

Arburo Orchestrion Organ by Bursens and Roels

Once a fixture in bustling dance halls, cafés and fairgrounds throughout Belgium and the Netherlands in early to mid 20th century, this incredibly rare, early Orchestrion organ is a masterpiece of automated music. Crafted by the Arburo firm run by Arthur Bursens and Gustav Roels,… Read More »

Celebrating 100 Years: Bill Rau Looks Back to the Beginning

View Part 2: Offering the Best of the Best. Third-generation owner Bill Rau takes you back to the humble beginnings of M.S. Rau Antiques in 1912. As the gallery prepares to celebrate it's 100th anniversary, we reflect back on the people and principles that have helped this business thrive… Read More »

Celebrating 100 Years: Specializing in the Best of the Best

View Part 1: Bill Rau Looks Back to the Beginning As M.S. Rau Antiques approaches its 100th birthday in 2012, Bill Rau explains why this family run business has withstood the test of time. Through World Wars, natural disasters and economic ups and downs, M.S. Rau has been steadfast in… Read More »
Round Dining Table by Robert Jupe

Round Dining Table by Robert Jupe

A marvel of technical innovation and classic beauty, this wonderful round dining table was patented by Robert Jupe in 1835. When expanded, this lovely table for six is transformed into dining for eight with a simple turn. Watch as Lyndon Lasiter demonstrates the amazing mechanism and shows… Read More »
Stunning Black Opal & Diamond Necklace

Stunning Black Opal & Diamond Necklace

Treasured for their fiery explosion of vibrant color, black opals stand among the finest of all gem stones. To find two large, exemplary stones such as those in this wonderful diamond necklace is simply remarkable. Watch as jewelry specialist Susan Lapene expounds on the beauty of this… Read More »
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The Royal Ice Pail by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell

By far the greatest silver service ever created was the "Grand Service" made by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell for King George IV of England. It took approximately 10 years to complete and cost an amazing £100,000 (this is about $15 million in today's money). The great majority of this… Read More »
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The Linke Grand Regulator Clock

Bill Rau discusses what is widely considered to be one of the finest sculptural clocks ever made. Crafted by the legendary French ebeniste Francois Linke, this amazing regulator clock is one of only six made as a collaboration between Linke and Leon Messagé for the 1904 St. Louis… Read More »
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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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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 »
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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 »