27 result(s) found.

Customer Service ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

.... International Contact Numbers: United Kingdom and most of Western Europe 00-1-504-523-5660 South America 00-1-504-523-5660 Japan 001-0041-1-504-523-5660 Australia 0011-1-504-523-5660 Most other countries... Read More »

Antiques and Fine Art Client Testimonials ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 09/11/2009
.... Rau Antiques is the single best antiques gallery in North America and one of the best in the world. Their personal level of service is unrivaled, and their spectacular catalogs make me want to pick up the phone and make a purchase on the spot... Read More »

Windows Into a Lost World: Antique Pre-Columbian Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 01/18/2013
...: Pre-Columbian Pottery January 2013 View Original Article A A A Art Fix Daily...   While much of Europe was in the throws of the artistic and social decline known as the Middle Ages, across the Atlantic, the ancient cultures of the Americas were experiencing a vibrant cultural......period distinguished by fascinating works of art, particularly pottery. The Pre-Columbian era generally refers to the span of time in the Americas prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492....... Regardless of the location in either North, Central or South America, archeological evidence proves that all of these cultures were incredibly proficient in ceramics... Read More »

America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Antique Tiffany ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 01/21/2011
...America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Antique Tiffany ~ M.S. Rau Antiques America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Tiffany A A A Louis Comfort Tiffany is internationally recognized as a master of the American decorative arts....... Considered to be the driving force behind the Art Nouveau style in America, Tiffany worked with nearly every decorative medium imaginable, even serving as the first Design Director for his father's Tiffany & Co... Read More »
David Morris Diamond Necklace

David Morris Three Strand Diamond Necklace, 72.58 Carats ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 01/30/2014
.... The 17 largest diamonds are certified by either the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or HRD Antwerp to range in color from D to F, and possess a clarity grading from Internally Flawless to VS2. Tags... Read More »

the Royal Blue Diamond: Is This Blue Diamond Worth $9.8 million? ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 08/30/2013
...” inclusions, according to the report from the Gemological Institute of America . It is one step away from being graded as “internally flawless... Read More »

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

.... The peoples of Central America used animal symbolism in their pottery, such as this Veraguas Feline Figure, which most likely illustrating a spiritual transformation While much of Europe......was in the throws of the artistic and social decline known as the Middle Ages, across the Atlantic, the ancient cultures of the Americas were experiencing a vibrant cultural period distinguished by fascinating......works of art, particularly pottery.The Pre-Columbian era generally refers to the span of time in the Americas prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492... Read More »

Double DeLuxe Violano Virtuoso ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/03/2013
.... The Violano Virtuoso, featuring the addition of a 44-note piano, was produced in America between 1912 and 1929 by the Mills Novelty Company from patents put forth by Henry K. Sandell... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Popular in 18th-century America.... Read More »

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

...| posted by Bill Rau Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paysage de Bretagne, oil on canvas, circa 1892 Celebrating one hundred years as one of America’s......and Collectible July 3rd, 2012 | posted by Bill Rau American Flag Cane Even though America is a relatively young country, M.S. Rau Antiques is celebrating its centennial as one of the country’s oldest and largest... 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
.... Rarely does one think of silver. The fact is that this short artistic period, which ran from 1890 to World War I, was one of silver-making's most exploratory, as artists all over Europe and America rejected mass-produced wares... Read More »

The Royal Blue Diamond, 10.06 carats ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 01/03/2014
....06-carat Natural Fancy Blue diamond is one of the world's rarest and most extraordinary natural gemstones. Aptly named The Royal Blue, this stunning, radiant-cut jewel is the color of the clear blue sky, and is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA... Read More »

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

....S. Rau Blog | No Comments » America’s Storyteller: Norman Rockwell April 2nd, 2012 | posted by Bill Rau Rockwell presents a stirring social commentary in The Common Touch, which was used as the January 18, 1930 cover of the Saturday Evening Post No other artist has been able... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Belter patented an unusual method of cutting through incredibly sturdy laminated wood which allowed him to create extraordinary carvings well-suited to the flamboyant tastes of Victorian America....... One of the strongest cabinet woods grown in America. Bird Boxes Mechanical singing bird boxes initially appeared in the 1780s as toys for royalty and extremely wealthy noblemen......-front. The flap is hinged at the base and rests on lopers when open, folding up at an angle when closed. In America, used to described a bedroom chest... Read More »
James Gillis

James Gillis ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 12/17/2009
.... James has a very diverse and colorful background including being a former U.S. Marine, professional and academic experience with Homeland Security, operating several businesses from the ground up in Latin America, living and studying in The Middle East, and was a volunteer... Read More »