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...’s greatest works Meissen porcelain is considered to be the first European porcelain ever to be created. Developed in the early 18 th century by Johann Friedrich....... The tailor is attired in fine clothing and the tools of his trade, all hand-painted with great care During the early 18 th century, Count......ébénistes of the 18th century, Latz counted numerous members of royalty throughout Europe as patrons. His incredible creations can be found in world’s most prestigious museums and collections, including the J... Read More »

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.... 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....... anthemion motif The classically inspired anthemion, or honeysuckle motif, originated with Greek and Roman architecture and was used extensively on furnishings and decorative arts of the late 18th......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 »

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.... Developed in the early 18th century by Johann Friedrich Böttger, this new hard-paste porcelain attracted artists and artisans from all over Europe to establish the first Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH, considered to be one of the most refined.......S. Rau purchased a collection of étuis – the jewel-like decorative cases used in the 18th century to store small items or to discreetly pass notes between members of nobility......porcelain factories in […] Posted in Antiques , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » From Bolshaya Morskaya Street To The Palace December 13th, 2013 In just looking around the gallery, I realize we have many reasons to be thankful for Tsar Alexander III... Read More »

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.... Popular in the first half of the 18th century. Incised A pattern or carving produced by cutting into a stone, wood, or other hard surface....... intaglio A decorative technique in which a design is cut into a hard surface. Intaglio is also the Italian word for carving. Irish Furniture (18th-Century......) During the 18th century, very few Irish families were wealthy enough to afford luxurious furnishings. With middle-class demand virtually non-existant, almost all Irish furniture was of exceptional quality and crafted exclusively for the tiny aristocratic population... Read More »

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...’s greatest works Meissen porcelain is considered to be the first European porcelain ever to be created. Developed in the early 18 th century by Johann Friedrich....... The tailor is attired in fine clothing and the tools of his trade, all hand-painted with great care During the early 18 th century, Count....... Posted in Antiques , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog No Comments » Tags: 19th century porcelain | billy-goat | comical | count brühl | figure | goat | Meissen | porcelain | satire | tailor « When Time Was Born: Renaissance-Period Clocks At Your Leisure, Madame... Read More »

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...’s greatest works Meissen porcelain is considered to be the first European porcelain ever to be created. Developed in the early 18 th century by Johann Friedrich....... The tailor is attired in fine clothing and the tools of his trade, all hand-painted with great care During the early 18 th century, Count......on the market. Considered among the premier ébénistes of the 18th century, Latz counted numerous members of royalty throughout Europe as patrons. His incredible creations can be found in world’s most prestigious... Read More »

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...’s greatest works Meissen porcelain is considered to be the first European porcelain ever to be created. Developed in the early 18 th century by Johann Friedrich....... The tailor is attired in fine clothing and the tools of his trade, all hand-painted with great care During the early 18 th century, Count......timepieces to ever come on the market. Considered among the premier ébénistes of the 18th century, Latz counted numerous members of royalty throughout Europe as patrons. His incredible creations can be found... Read More »

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...’s greatest works Meissen porcelain is considered to be the first European porcelain ever to be created. Developed in the early 18 th century by Johann Friedrich....... The tailor is attired in fine clothing and the tools of his trade, all hand-painted with great care During the early 18 th century, Count......on the market. Considered among the premier ébénistes of the 18th century, Latz counted numerous members of royalty throughout Europe as patrons. His incredible creations can be found in world’s most prestigious... Read More »

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

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.... Hassock A tightly stuffed, upholstered cushion used as a footstool or seat. Hepplewhite An English designer in the18th century who frequently co-operated with the Adams Brothers....... Popular in 18th-century America.... Read More »

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.... Popular in late 18th-century and 19th-century Europe. Cache pot A French term used to identify a decorative china or metal jardiniere designed to hold a small potted plant or cut flowers....... Originally designed for storing sheet music and books, canterburies first appeared in England during the late 18th century, and today are suitably designed for holding magazines and newspapers....... Cellaret A portable chest, case, or cabinet for storing bottles, decanters, and glasses, dating from the 18th century... Read More »

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.... 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 Meeting of Masters: The Los Angeles Art Show 2011 February 21st, 2011 | posted by Bill Rau Owner Bill Rau and sales consultant Lyndon Lasiter getting ready for the show opening What happens when the works of 18th-century portraitist Thomas Gainsborough and late 20th-century....... 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 »

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.... 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....... Neo-classic Refers to the second revival of classic design for interior decoration in the 18th century. nephrite Often called greenstone, nephrite is a creamy greenish colored mineral often used by Faberge....... 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 Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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...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....... The art of the mosaic re-emerged during the 18th and 19th centuries, most notably in the workshops of the Vatican, finding favor among the surge of affluent tourists making their requisite Grand Tour across Europe....... Both 18 th and 19 th century taste revered the art and culture of the ancients. The British, in particular, were lured to Italy by their admiration of antiquity and their desire to see firsthand... Read More »

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

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.... 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....... Rococo Period in French design originating in the 18th century following the Baroque era. An assymetrical motif, it was often overly ornamental... Read More »

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

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.... Given its name because it was preferred by the kings of France in the 18th century. Kneehole desk Desk with a solid lower portion but with an opening for the knees of a person seated at it... Read More »