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Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... relief Decoration that protrudes from the surface. Renaissance Revival of interest in classical design, beginning in Italy during the 14th century and continuing to spread throughout Europe until the 17th century....... Adapted from the French 18th-century style, it is also called a chaise lounge. Regence French Transitional period in French furniture design between Louis XIV and the Rococo style developed by Louis XV....... During the 18th and 19th centuries, rock crystal was one of the most precious and expensive materials used in the decorative arts... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » July

....  In the painting, the Madonna gazes lovingly at Christ while he gently grasps her veil in his hand. This small gesture reflects a significant shift in the 14th century, when artists began to infuse representations of Christ with human qualities......movement as well as the innovators who carried the Impressionist ideals into the 20th century. This remarkable collection includes paintings spanning the pre-Impressionist and Impressionist movements with works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille......2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 Meta Entries RSS Comments RSS Archive for July, 2012 The Spirited Style of Art Nouveau July 25th, 2012... Read More »

The History of the Mirror ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/30/2010
.... By the 14th century, the invention of glass blowing techniques in Europe refueled the interest in mirror production....... New Techniques Bring Great Advances Glass blowing revolutionized the production of mirrors and by the 16th century, it was the Venetians who would turn their attention to mirrors, inventing a method....... Choosing the Right Mirror When selecting your mirror, ask if there have been any extensive restorations. Many frames, particularly those hailing from the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the neoclassical style boasted complex floral swags and garlands that over the years were easily damaged... Read More »

Understanding Antique Silver Hallmarks ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2009
.... During the 14th century, there was only one assay office in the United Kingdom and it was located in London, denoted by a lion's head, sometimes with a crown on top....... The production of silver has been highly regulated by various governing authorities throughout Great Britain since the 12th century....... Generally, the hallmarks you are most likely to encounter will be from around the turn of the 17th century. In 1327, Edward III introduced a law that granted the Worshipful Company of Goldsmith's the right to conduct and enforce the assay laws... Read More »