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

[from Glossary]
.... Arcading Carved architectural ornament suggesting arches. Often used on chair-backs and applied on panels. Armoire A movable wardrobe, usually with one or two doors, originating in late 16th century France....... acanthus Stylized carving of the acanthus leaf commonly used to decorate furniture. Adam Brothers Robert 1728-1792 and James 1730-1794 were English architects, influenced by the excavations at Pompeii in the 18th century......and early 19th centuries. It is marked by a stylized flower design of scrolling or radiating form. Famous furniture makers and designers including Gillows of Lancaster, Thomas Sheraton and George Hepplewhite incorporated this motif in their furniture designs... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Liz Beirise » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

.... Artisans from the 16th century and those from 20th century have engaged in this lengthy and imaginative sequence, which results in intricate......’s eye make pietre dure one of the most fascinating techniques in decorative arts. Even more remarkable is that the process has remained mostly unchanged throughout the centuries......[…] Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » The Spirited Style of Art Nouveau July 25th, 2012 As one of the more recognizable movements in art and design, Art Nouveau is pervasive in visual culture even today... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Phillip Youngberg » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antique

...| Comments Off The Ultimate Souvenir from the Grand Tour July 6th, 2013 Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth......» 13 posts by Phillip Youngberg: Eugene Boudin February 28th, 2014 G. jean Aubry commented that “Boudin is one of the most interesting examples of instinctive creativity, a painter who demonstrates......[…] Posted in Fine Art , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | Comments Off A Marriage of Bronze and Ivory: From Antiquity to Art Deco October 4th, 2013 Chryselephantine has been around for millennia, but it enjoyed a resurgence of popularity during the Art Deco period... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Events Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

.... For the third year in a row, M.S. Rau wowed the crowds with an impressive array of artistic masters. From 16th-century master Pieter Breughel the Younger....... The desk is a stunning example of Chippendale’s late 18 th century aesthetic, with demure neoclassical design and excellent detailed workmanship unique to Thomas Chippendale pieces....... A very heavy and very secure crate contained an impressive early 17 th century safe. With a robust design, and clever locking mechanism, our newly acquired Italian safe would have provided the... Read More »

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

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.... By the 15th century, the nef was used as a receptacle for salt, goblets, napkins, eating utensils, and meat. By the 16th century, it evolved into an elaborate table ornament, from the form of simple boats to fully and accurately rigged ships often peopled with tiny figures....... Necessaire Travel became a key pastime for the affluent beginning in the 18th century. Young gentlemen and women of high social standing often traveled throughout the Continent in an extended, educational tour known as their Grand Tour....... Its earliest known use, recorded in 12th century France, was most likely as a drinking vessel and was made of materials other than silver... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Stories Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

... is truly a timeless masterpiece. This incredible 18th-century Laocoön and His Sons is one of only a handful of pre-1780 interpretations ever created, and dates between 1650......as “china” in the West, lacquer became known as “Japan”.  This nomenclature took hold when the appetite for these objects grew following the arrival of the first Portuguese sailors there in the late 16 th......is considered the greatest sporting event of the 20th century. When the bout was announced, most analysts at the time believed Ali was no match for the younger and seemingly stronger Foreman, who had won 18 of his... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
...." The wedding cup originated in Germany during the 16th century, but only a few examples survive from that early time and is now often referred to as the wedding cup for the role it plays in nuptial feasts......’s illustrious history. For centuries, Wedgwood had been a leader in innovation and design, but by the early 20th century, they teetered on the brink of financial ruin... Read More »
Phillip Youngberg

Phillip Youngberg ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/16/2009
...» The Ultimate Souvenir from the Grand Tour * Circa 1845, 35 ½" diameter x 29 ½" high* Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury......) by Toulouse-Lautrec Collecting 19th Century Art Chances are good that the wonderful landscape your parents bought 30 years ago to hang over the mantel wasn't purchased as an investment....... Chances are even better that this same painting, if painted by a 19th-century artist of even reasonable note, has greatly increased in value... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
...'s picturesque paintings are highly collectible works that have made a significant impact among fine art connoisseurs. Beginning in the 16 th -century and lasting for over three hundred years the Grand Tour....... The piece is inscribed "ESTITUER" part of the word "restituer," meaning "re-establish," on the entablature. The piece dates from the end of the 19 th century and is 7 3/4" wide by 17 5/8" high......that 18th-century Europeans hoped to copy and surpass. Original works done in the style of the ancients, called Neo-classicism , were and continue to be highly valued... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Arcading Carved architectural ornament suggesting arches. Often used on chair-backs and applied on panels. Armoire A movable wardrobe, usually with one or two doors, originating in late 16th century France....... acanthus Stylized carving of the acanthus leaf commonly used to decorate furniture. Adam Brothers Robert 1728-1792 and James 1730-1794 were English architects, influenced by the excavations at Pompeii in the 18th century......and early 19th centuries. It is marked by a stylized flower design of scrolling or radiating form. Famous furniture makers and designers including Gillows of Lancaster, Thomas Sheraton and George Hepplewhite incorporated this motif in their furniture designs... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Banding Strip of veneer used as a border for table tops, drawer fronts, etc. Baroque A style of architecture, art and decoration which originated in Italy during the late 16th century and spread throughout Europe....... Of Chinese origin, the motif was greatly used in English 18th-century furniture. Baluster Turned vase-shaped vertical post supporting the rail of a staircase or splat of a chair....... Common in the William and Mary style. Belle Epoque Curvilinear high style of the later part of the 19th century and early 20th century, combining Victorian electicism and the flowing, sinuous forms of Art Nouveau... Read More »

Antique French Furniture, Renaissance period sideboard ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 05/03/2013
...Antique French Furniture, Renaissance period sideboard ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Francis I Renaissance Sideboard A A A This astonishing 16th-century dressoir (or sideboard....... Comparable yet less sizeable examples of great French Renaissance pieces have been in the collections of The British Museum and The Louvre, and are featured in the important treatise on 16th-century......furniture Le Meuble en France au XVI Siecle (The Furniture in France in the 16th Century). However, to the best of our knowledge, there has not been a cabinet of even remote similarity come up for sale anywhere in the world within the past fifty years... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 03/30/2010
.... 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....... By the 14th century, the invention of glass blowing techniques in Europe refueled the interest in mirror production....... 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 »

Collecting Medical Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
...with earlier and rarer 16th- and 17th- century examples being more ornate than later models. A typical neurosurgery set might include a set of skull saws, at least two trephines of varying diameter, scalpel....... Though barbers officially broke camp with surgeons in the 16th century, the symbol remains as the most recognizable symbol of the barber profession. The widespread practice of prescribing bloodletting....... Earlier 16th- and 17th-century versions were less decorative and tankard shaped with a curved side spout. Building a collection Building any kind of collection is a highly personal endeavor. However, whether... Read More »