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

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.... Used chiefly in structural concealed portions of furniture. assaying The process in which a piece is examined to determine the amount of precious metal contained... Read More »

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

...2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 Meta Entries RSS Comments RSS Archive for the 'Events' Category We Simply Cannot Contain Ourselves! May 10th, 2013....... With great anticipation, we await the delivery of our container, and once it clears customs, the fun begins. The staff gathers before the gallery opens and unpacks the container’s......boxes, which provides the first glimpse for many of us of our newest acquisitions. This year’s first container held a trove of fascinating objects... Read More »

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

.... For added security, the lower right compartment contains a hidden, lockable coffer to store precious valuables......-related antiques and reminisce about the lost art of writing. Posted in Antiques , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » We Simply Cannot Contain Ourselves! May 10th, 2013 | posted by Lyndon Lasiter......anticipation, we await the delivery of our container, and once it clears customs, the fun begins. The staff gathers before the gallery opens and unpacks the container’s boxes, which provides the first glimpse... Read More »

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

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...contained in a piece. hard-paste porcelain Hard-paste (or true) porcelain is compounded of china clay (kaolin) and powdered felspathic rock... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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...-Droz . The French term tabatière has come to be used for any small decorative box resembling a snuffbox in form but not necessarily any longer used to contain snuff....... The whistle consists of a miniature organ pipe containing a close-fitting piston which can be moved up and down to give a range of notes of over an octave... Read More »

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

...’s horses and all the king’s men… September 29th, 2009 Container day is a really great time at M.S. Rau. Even though we have to be at work so early, the excitement of opening the boxes overcomes our sleepiness......! There are so many unique pieces to find amidst all the cardboard and paper. My favorite piece in our new container has to be the  German Maximilian... Read More »

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

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.... 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......or containers, though many fine pieces of furniture were also crafted for wealthy clientele. The young Princess Victoria was a frequent visitor to Tunbridge Wells and often purchased Tunbridge Wares as gifts... Read More »

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

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.... jardiniere A plant or flower container jasper dip and jasperware A fine-grained unglazed stoneware perfected by Wedgwood in 1775... Read More »

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