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

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.... 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

.... 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

...| 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 » 2013 » June

.... Artisans from the 16 th century and those from 20 th century have engaged in this lengthy and imaginative sequence, which results in intricate “paintings in stone....... In the 16 th century, the original sketch and painting might be commissioned by a separate artist, which would then be handed off to artisans to begin the painstaking process of selecting and cutting the stones......      This next set is monumental even though its miniature in size. Carved with tortoiseshell and horn, produced in the region of Vizagapatam in the second quarter of the 19th century, this lovely veneered table has a petal-shaped outline with spandrels applied with pierced scrolling... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » July

...» The Ultimate Souvenir from the Grand Tour July 6th, 2013 | posted by Phillip Youngberg Circa 1845, 35 ½” diameter x 29 ½” high Travel during the late 16 th century all the way through the early 19 th century......Living Room July 19th, 2013 | posted by James Gillis Circa 1910, 27 1/2″ diameter x 69 1/2″ high Are you the type of person who is inspired by the aura of natural light? If you answered “yes... 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 »

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

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...." 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 official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » May

...as a painter are apparent in this substantial painting of 20 ¾ x 13 ½ inches. His use of chiaroscuro implies influence from Italian Masters like Caravaggio from the late 16 th century. The diagonal.......C.E., and wore them as talismans to ward off evil spirits. Once cutting techniques emerged in the late 15th-century, colored diamonds quickly became associated with power and wealth, with the grandest examples finding their way into crown jewels...... some of the most desirable of the early 20th century, The Familiar Birds is absolutely breath-taking.  Despite the obvious qualities that would assumedly draw attention, it is the sitter... Read More »

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

...– was introduced and became very popular. With a high lead content and jewel-like tones, the decorative pieces were meant to mimic Venetian glass, produced in Italy in the 16th century......» Beauty Rediscovered: M.S. Rau Antiques Finds Forgotten Poynter Painting October 16th, 2012 | posted by Bill Rau “ Barine....... She confirmed that the painting was indeed by Poynter! Entitled Barine , this work was widely known in art circles in the late 19th century, but up until now, the painting... 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 »

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

.... 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 »

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

...there in the late 16 th century.  The time-consuming nature of the process, however, meant that lacquer pieces were never exported at the same rate as porcelain, making these items highly collectable.  No other...... 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......match 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... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » October

...there in the late 16 th century.  The time-consuming nature of the process, however, meant that lacquer pieces were never exported at the same rate as porcelain, making these items highly collectable.  No other...... 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......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 October, 2013 Travel with Style October 25th, 2013... Read More »