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...-electricity days of lighting design, craftsmen were conscious to maximize light in any way they could.  This was achieved through the use of reflective materials such as glass, crystal, or polished metals.  Dripping....... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier......every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments.  The natural mineral characteristics inherent to rock crystal help divert light in novel ways... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive » Luxurious Lighting

....  This was achieved through the use of reflective materials such as glass, crystal, or polished metals.  Dripping with cut glass, these candelabra would be an ideal way to scatter slivers of light around a room....... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.......  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Another word for repousse is embossing. Rock Crystal Discovered thousands of years ago, rock crystal, or natural quartz, has been cherished for its natural beauty and remarkable ability to refract light....... When cut and polished, the inherent striations and inclusions of the crystal create a reflection of light far more brilliant than manmade crystal or glass....... The scarcity of this crystallized quartz, however, limited its use and for thousands of years glass makers have sought to imitate its luminous qualities... Read More »

American Brilliance—The History of American Brilliant Period Cut Glass ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/07/2014
.... Clearly defined, American Brilliant Period cut glass is fine quality, hand-cut crystal produced from 1876 to roughly 1920. It is considered “crystal......” because it comprised up to a 50% lead content (verses 24% for modern crystal), which accounted for its brilliance... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » James Gillis

.... From dazzling crystal chandeliers to ornate ormolu and crystal centerpieces, the elegance of Baccarat design is recognized by museums, collectors, and royalty worldwide as some of the most desirable... Read More »

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

....  This was achieved through the use of reflective materials such as glass, crystal, or polished metals.  Dripping with cut glass, these candelabra would be an ideal way to scatter slivers of light around a room....... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.......  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments... Read More »

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Right Antique Chandelier ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2011
.... For centuries these magnificent crystal, bronze and colored glass creations have served as bellwethers of wealth and status, adorning the great halls and dining rooms of Europe and all far reaches of the world....... Cut glass and lead crystal chandeliers from the great English and French glassmakers soon followed. By the 18 th and 19 th centuries, spectacular chandeliers had become the crowning glory of manors, castles and cathedrals around the world....... Chandeliers during this time ranged from light and airy Neoclassic examples to solid creations literally dripping with crystals... Read More »

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

.... Baccarat Crystal Nautical Inkwell All the drama and glamour one expects from Art Nouveau can be found in this Baccarat crystal nautical inkwell....... Gleaming with beautiful doré bronze and elegant crystal, this enchanting objet d’art is a triumphant nautical piece....... Both beautiful and functional, the inkwells take the form of a conch shell and a nautical instrument which match the swooning siren centered in the crystal wave... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » From Our Sales Team

...of reflective materials such as glass, crystal, or polished metals.  Dripping with cut glass, these candelabra would be an ideal way to scatter slivers of light around a room.  Maximum light and maximum drama......, this 1815 pair attributed to John Blades are the height of Regency elegance. 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone......allure.  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments.  The natural... Read More »

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

....  This was achieved through the use of reflective materials such as glass, crystal, or polished metals.  Dripping with cut glass, these candelabra would be an ideal way to scatter slivers of light around a room....... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.......  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments... 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
.... The gallery has a number of examples of the period's fashion of blending glass with silver, such as an intaglio cut-crystal powder jar with a sterling silver lid of two-dimensional full-bloom roses... Read More »

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

.... From dazzling crystal chandeliers to ornate ormolu and crystal centerpieces, the elegance of Baccarat design is recognized by museums, collectors, and royalty worldwide as some of the most desirable... Read More »

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

...| posted by Susan Lapene Egyptian Art Deco Chandelier Art Deco Diamond and Rock Crystal Brooch I just returned from the Art Deco World Congress 2013 held in Habana, Cuba and have been thoroughly.......  Take, for instance, this fabulous chandelier that displays a geometric Egyptian motif. Mounted in luminous platinum and 18k gold, as well as featuring a link of the purest rock crystal, this Art Deco pin radiates the opulence associated with the movement... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Often constructed of luxurious materials such as silver, gold, mother of pearl, crystal, fine woods and leathers, necessaries de voyage became highly personalized symbols of wealth and taste....... The inside features 11 cut crystal boxes and jars with beautifully engraved silver gilt tops and toiletries accented with mother-of-pearl handles... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Often constructed of luxurious materials such as silver, gold, mother of pearl, crystal, fine woods and leathers, these necessaries de voyage became highly personalized symbols of wealth and taste... Read More »