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

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.... 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 »

.... The next innovations were pioneered by clock and watchmakers in the 18th century, who designed stunning snuff boxes, known as carillons à......powerful looking dragon handle. Price: $14,850 Hester Bateman George III Silver Tankard Made by Hester Bateman, who is widely regarded as the 18th century’s top female silversmith, this sterling silver....... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier... Read More »

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

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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 »

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 »

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

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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 »

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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.... 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 official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » August

...:18th-Century Pedestal Desk by Thomas Chippendale August 23rd, 2013 | posted by Bill Rau This incredibly rare pedestal desk bears numerous characteristics that suggest its creation by Thomas Chippendale himself....... Finding an 18th-century furnishing that can be attributed to Thomas Chippendale is like finding the “holy grail” of antique furniture......’ outstanding selection of antique furniture, click here .   Posted in M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Tortoiseshell: An 18th and 19th Century Luxury August 17th, 2013... 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 »

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

.... The next innovations were pioneered by clock and watchmakers in the 18th century, who designed stunning snuff boxes, known as carillons à....... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure....... The practice gained momentum and became an en vogue activity by the 18th century. The country’s respect for this drink is reflected in the ceremonial way in which it was stored, prepared, and drunk, and craftsmen of the period soon discovered a new avenue in which to exercise their skills... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Ludovic Rousset

....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......» 13 posts by Ludovic Rousset: 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......» Travel Back In Time With Louis Vuitton Luggage April 11th, 2013 The name Louis Vuitton denotes a distinct sophistication befitting what is considered the world... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive » Luxurious Lighting

.... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure......2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 Meta Entries RSS Comments RSS Luxurious Lighting January 25th, 2014... 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 »

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

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...Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques A A A Tallboy Called a chest-on-chest until the 18th century, this high chest-of-drawers has more drawers below than on top....... tea bowl A small Oriental cup without a handle, also made widely in Europe (with a saucer) in the 18th century....... tin glaze An opaque white glaze containing tin oxide used on faience, delftwares and majolica. Toby Jug An 18th or 19th century jug representing a seated Englishman with three-cornered hat and mug of ale... Read More »

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

....S. Rau Antiques and Fine Art has acquired an extraordinary collection of 18 th century “étuis” which are decorated using different types of gold and agate....... Agate was highly prized in the 18 th century for its marbled look and used as an amulet or talisman to divert storms in ancient civilizations....... It proved to be much more cost effective to update one’s plates than to buy an entirely new globe. From Edinburgh, the Johnston firm emerged during the second half of the 19th-century as one of the foremost globe makers in all of the United Kingdom, overshadowing their rivals in London... Read More »