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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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...' Category We Simply Cannot Contain Ourselves! May 10th, 2013 | posted by Lyndon Lasiter This has been an exciting week at M.S. Rau Antiques....... 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 »

Two Porcelain Perfume Bottle from Jacob Petit ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
.... A central container, with floral reserves within gilt scrollwork on a green ground, features a delicate openwork rim....... The container is guarded and supported by three majestic  zoomorphic lions. The pierced cover, topped by a gilded flame finial, completes the ancient effect....... Inevitably, the secret formula was extracted and exploited by other European factories. True porcelain scent containers are scarce... Read More »

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Swiss Burlwood and Ebonized Interchangeable Cylinder Music Box ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 05/18/2014
.... The cabinet contains four drawers with the capacity to store 12 cylinders total. LEARN MORE Tags: Music box | Swiss... Read More »

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...’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 »

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

...[…] Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog | Comments Off We Simply Cannot Contain Ourselves! May 10th, 2013 This has been an exciting week at M.S. Rau Antiques... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
...-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 »

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 »

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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