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...Fine Art & Impressionist Paintings From The 18th, 19th and 20th Century ~ M.S. Rau Antiques... Read More »

How to sell to M.S. Rau Antiques | Are you looking for an appraisal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/16/2011
...(unless they have an important    provenance or maker such as Paul Revere or Paul Storr) • Late 19th- or 20th-century silverplate unless accompanied by a significant... Read More »

...to making watches and other mechanical devices. Other companies, like Arburo of Belgium, made innovations well into the mid-20th century......artistic style bound by idealism and academic restriction. As a result, Bouguereau fell out of appreciation for a majority of the 20th century, and became a name only the most studied 19th-century art....... The first historical record of a mechanical music device dates to 9th century Iraq with the creation of a water-powered organ that played cylinders outfitted with tiny pins that corresponded... Read More »

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

....  Churchill is deeply woven into the history of the 20th Century. I find it fascinating to read about Churchill......’s influence on the 20th century and relate it to his personal life and passion for painting. Churchill received encouragement to seriously......’re always thrilled when we have the chance to offer it to our clients. We just received an amazing pair of Russian palace slipper chairs that really capture the opulence of mid 19th century Russia... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
.... France took leadership in the construction of quality tabatières during the last quarter of the 19th century and early 20th century....... The successor company, John Manger and Sons, London, was in operation during the early 20th century but did not reach the same level of quality as the earliest......efforts remained fruitless. In the early years of the 19th century, Frisard embarked on a series of journeys to exhibit his mechanical pieces throughout Europe, he eventually died in 1810 during the return journey to Geneva... 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 » Events

...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......» 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......’s Battle Between Carnival and Lent to 20th-century legend Norman Rockwell’s Billiards is Easy to Learn, the M... Read More »
October 2012

Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGU

[from About Us] 12/05/2012
.... Also at the International Show is a reminder of the stylistic range of Art Nouveau silver. Copenhagen's Georg Jensen is so closely associated with 20th-century modern silver-making that it's often forgotten that his turn-of-the-century works were a restrained Art Nouveau......in favor of the creative, individual and handcrafted. A number of factors in the latter half of the 19th century birthed the Art Nouveau movement......,000. Dealers report that more than a century on, collectors still tend to be nationalistic in their buying practices... Read More »

M.S. RAU ANTIQUES EXHIBITS MORE THAN 30 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

[from About Us] 11/21/2012
...the way to this remarkable movement in art history in the 20th century. The artists of these museum-quality paintings, whose works are the bench marks of these highly influential movements, embody the pre-Impressionist and Impressionist period peerlessly......; Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Assistant Director of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, will speak December 15th. The paintings will be on display in M.......S. Rau's exhibition gallery from November 16th to January 4th 2013, at 630 Royal Street in the historic French Quarter... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » April

...to making watches and other mechanical devices. Other companies, like Arburo of Belgium, made innovations well into the mid-20th century......artistic style bound by idealism and academic restriction. As a result, Bouguereau fell out of appreciation for a majority of the 20th century, and became a name only the most studied 19th-century art....... The first historical record of a mechanical music device dates to 9th century Iraq with the creation of a water-powered organ that played cylinders outfitted with tiny pins that corresponded... Read More »

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

...remains in demand for the traveling elite, like our luggage suite and travel trunk. These 20 th century examples offer the quality expected from the brand, with the fascinating patina from a vintage piece....... We often have in our collection silver pieces that were given as gifts to noblemen and philanthropists as tokens of appreciation, as was tradition in 19 th century England.......Specially designed pieces– like rounded trunks meant to hold hats — began making appearances and led the way for specialized and innovative trunks. Louis Vuitton Travel Trunk Trunks for the turn of the 20 th... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive » A Commanding Presence: The Art of William

...,” a term used to describe any artistic style bound by idealism and academic restriction. As a result, Bouguereau fell out of appreciation for a majority of the 20th century, and became a name only the most studied 19th-century art scholars might recognize....... With a character of sincerity and modesty, Bouguereau became one of the most decorated artists of the 19th century......’s works were eagerly bought by fine art connoisseurs world-wide who considered him the most important French artist of the 19th century... Read More »

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

.... Later, in the 20 th century, silver makers in China began to mass produce their pieces. The aesthetic preferred by the Western tourists had long been established, so the demand for hand crafted, specialized pieces was lost....... A set like this would have been an exotic acquisition to the 19 th century collector, possessing all the desired qualities a European tourist would have preferred....... Chinese silver production has a fascinating history, born out of the boon of wealthy visitors to China starting in the 18 th century... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Lalique A luminous, transparent glass introduced in the early 20th century by Rene Lalique of France. Most of his designs have a sculptural quality achieved by pressing and alternating a dull with a polished surface....... Gave a high-gloss finish to furniture in Europe in the 17th century. Mother-of-pearl, coral, and metals were often inlaid in the lacquer to create a decorative effect... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...to making watches and other mechanical devices. Other companies, like Arburo of Belgium, made innovations well into the mid-20th century....... The first historical record of a mechanical music device dates to 9th century Iraq with the creation of a water-powered organ that played cylinders outfitted with tiny pins that corresponded......to particular notes on the organ. It is this very cylinder design that was used in music boxes through the 19th century... Read More »