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

...of Laocoön was missing its right arm, so the Pope summoned all of the famed sculptors of the day, including Michelangelo and Raphael, to submit ideas on how the arm should look....... While most believed it should be outstretched, Michelangelo believed it would have been bent. Michelangelo was out-voted, and an extended arm was created to repair the missing appendage....... By miraculous circumstances, the original arm, a bent arm, was unearthed. Michelangelo was proven correct over four centuries later... Read More »

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

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.... Kindjal Dagger A Russian dagger used as both a side arm and fashion accessory, often decorated with niello inlay, gold gilt, silver, ivory or cloisonné... Read More »

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

...table containing a plethora of playing pieces, several arm chairs, and numerous items by Galle, Tiffany Studios, and Meissen. To see all of our NEW items, check out the Recent Acquisitions portion of our... Read More »

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

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.... ormolu Derived from French for ground gold, the term refers to gilded bronze or brass mounts. Ottoman A low, upholstered seat without backs or arms... Read More »

Collecting 19th Century Art ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2009
.... The opportunities for collecting solid 19th-century paintings at reasonable prices remain abundant in today's market. A collector, armed with a certain degree of knowledge and even greater enthusiasm, can go a long way in assembling a collection worthy of the effort... Read More »

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

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.... Fauteuil French open-armed chair with upholstered seat and back. Federal An American period 1780-1830 influenced by English Adam, Sheraton, Regency, Hepplewhite, French Directoire, and Empire... Read More »

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

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.... Meridienne Sofa with one arm higher than the other. millefiori A type of glassware in which multi-colored glass pieces are put in rosette or floral designs and embedded in clear glass... Read More »

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

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.... Student lamp Desk lamp of metal, usually brass, having a tubular shaft and either one or two arms. Shades are of opaque glass usually in dark green or white.... 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
...-fleurs, inspired by England's pre-Raphaelites and Belgium's Symbolists, whose outstretched arms and arched backs upheld candlesticks and candy dishes... Read More »

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

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.... Often the cartouche contains a coat-of-arms or an inscription. caryatid A decorative upright female figure used in the place of a column... Read More »

The Changing Face of Dining Traditions ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 10/29/2009
.... Savvy guests knew that a small bribe to a well-placed servant meant that the tastier dishes would always be within arm’s length... Read More »

Collecting Medical Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
...or leeching. The lancet, used to puncture the veins of the hands, arms, jugular veins or ankle (or various other sites) was a preferred instrument for general bloodletting. The blood was caught in a shallow... Read More »