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

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.... Colors range from reds, browns and yellows to greens, bluish white and white. Used for making jewelry, cameos, and in decorative objets d'art....... anthemion motif The classically inspired anthemion, or honeysuckle motif, originated with Greek and Roman architecture and was used extensively on furnishings and decorative arts of the late 18th....... Antique A work of art, a piece of furniture or any other decorative object which, according to United States law, must be at least 100 years old... Read More »

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

...: Paintings in Stone: The Art of Pietre Dure June 21st, 2013 A jeweler’s precision and an artist’s eye make pietre dure one of the most fascinating techniques in decorative arts....... The sinewy line of flora, the interpretation of the exotic and the flourish of a bold typeface all typify this imaginative style of art, architecture and decorative arts......In » Create Account Shopping Bag 1-888-711-8084 Antiques Furniture Silver Clocks Porcelain Glass Canes Objets d'Art Lighting Music Boxes Scientific... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Danielle Halikias » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antique

.... During this time, a new style of decorative art emerged that was a complete change from the heavy romantic late nineteenth century style......In » Create Account Shopping Bag 1-888-711-8084 Antiques Furniture Silver Clocks Porcelain Glass Canes Objets d'Art Lighting Music Boxes Scientific......& Medical Various Fine Art Paintings Sculpture Jewelry Stone Colored Diamonds Colored Gemstones Diamonds Emerald Opal Other Pearl Ruby Sapphire Tanzanite Type Bracelets Brooches/Pins Cufflinks Earrings... Read More »

The works of Peter Carl Fabergé ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2014
.... The last Czars of Russia enjoyed an elegant lifestyle and the son of this St. Petersburg jeweler became the leading and most famed goldsmith, jeweler and designer of the Western decorative arts. As a child, Fabergé....... Today, pieces can be found in museums, with relatively few examples finding their way to the open market. From dazzling pendants to jeweled canes and captivating array of gold and silver objects, these cherished pieces stand as a testament to the epitome of the Russian decorative arts as well as the life....... Petersburg, dealing also in fine decorative objects, a passion Peter Carl would cultivate in his own endeavors... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 04/07/2014
...—The History of American Brilliant Period Cut Glass A A A The 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia marked the beginning of a new era in American decorative arts history......’s perception of its fortitude, this time in the arena of the decorative arts.    Prior to this, the most revered cut glass makers were in Europe where artisans built upon a tradition that was already over 3,000 years old....... The industry had grown to such an extent that by 1890, over 1,000 glass companies were in the business of creating these treasured works of art including Libbey Glass, J. Hoare & Co., Dorflinger & Sons and T.G. Hawkes Company... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Colors range from reds, browns and yellows to greens, bluish white and white. Used for making jewelry, cameos, and in decorative objets d'art....... anthemion motif The classically inspired anthemion, or honeysuckle motif, originated with Greek and Roman architecture and was used extensively on furnishings and decorative arts of the late 18th....... Antique A work of art, a piece of furniture or any other decorative object which, according to United States law, must be at least 100 years old... Read More »

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

.... From the 13th century, tapestry making was a flourishing art in France. At a time when the upper echelon of society resided in large, expansive estates, tapestries were used to create portable partitions, keep rooms free from drafts, and decorate vast, bare walls......decorative art ideals at the turn of the 20th century, which focused upon Art Nouveau and Japonisme influences. Measuring nearly four-feet in height, each grand vessel is enveloped with a stylized organic motif......In » Create Account Shopping Bag 1-888-711-8084 Antiques Furniture Silver Clocks Porcelain Glass Canes Objets d'Art Lighting Music Boxes Scientific... Read More »

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

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...-1904) French glassmaker, potter and cabinetmaker renowned for his stunning Art Nouveau pieces which revitalized the decorative arts industry at the turn of the century......Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques A A A gadroon Applied series of small vertical, diagonal or twisted flutes commonly used as a border decoration on silverware. Galle, Emile (1846....... gilding The decoration of an object with a thin layer of gold, gold leaf or gold foil. Gillows Founded in 1703 by Robert Gillows, the Gillows firm operated successfully as a family-owned business well into the 19th century... Read More »
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The Silver of Tiffany & Co. ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 05/02/2014
.... is one of those companies whose very name conjures up images of opulence, wealth and good taste. And, while their mark on the history of decorative arts is monumental, their beginning was much more humble....... Tiffany's first showing was at the 1867 Paris Exposition. The exhibit was relatively modest by European standards, showing regular items from their stock such as tea and coffee sets, pitchers and a creamer that is now owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art....... Moore's personal love for art, especially Oriental art (an important precursor to Art Nouveau), became apparent during the time between the end of the Civil War until around the late 1880s... Read More »

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

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.... During the 18th and 19th centuries, rock crystal was one of the most precious and expensive materials used in the decorative arts....... relief Decoration that protrudes from the surface. Relief Forms of molded, carved or stamped decoration raised from the surface of a piece of furniture forming a pattern....... repousse A decorative technique in which sheet metal is punched and hammered from the back, usually follwed by chasing from the front as a finishing touch... Read More »
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Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGU

[from About Us] 12/05/2012
...; and the fashion for anything and everything decorative from Commodore Perry's opening of Japan. Siegfried Bing's famous gallery, La Maison de l'Art Nouveau in Paris, which sold imported Japanese works of art, gave the movement its name....... American Art Nouveau master Tiffany & Co. is, of course, synonymous with the Art Nouveau period. Tiffany's 1870s "Japonism" silver vases sport dragonflies, butterflies and other insects that were drawn from Japan's decorative arts and also used for the firm's tableware and flatware that crawl......Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGURE, BRINGING NATURE'S FORMS TO THE DINNER TABLE. ~ M... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques M.S. Rau Blog Archives » Page 2 of 33 » The official weblog

.... During this time, a new style of decorative art emerged that was a complete change from the heavy romantic late nineteenth century style.......S. Rau Antiques - The World Leader in Antiques - Celebrating 102 Years Sign In » Create Account Shopping Bag 1-888-711-8084 Antiques Furniture Silver Clocks Porcelain Glass Canes Objets d'Art Lighting Music Boxes Scientific......& Medical Various Fine Art Paintings Sculpture Jewelry Stone Colored Diamonds Colored Gemstones Diamonds Emerald Opal Other Pearl Ruby Sapphire Tanzanite Type Bracelets Brooches/Pins Cufflinks Earrings... Read More »

Paul Revere...The American Patriot ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
...Paul Revere...The American Patriot ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Paul Revere...The American Patriot A A A Born in 1734 to a Huguenot silversmith, Paul Revere's patriotism and his contribution to the American decorative arts is of inestimable value......in the neo-classical style. Today, his work is counted among the most important of the American decorative arts....... In 1768, Revere crafted the most celebrated work of American silver, the "Sons of Liberty Bowl," now housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques James Gillis » 2/4 » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiqu

...pieces of decorative art. Although some historians have argued that he was not a particularly effective king, Louis......In » Create Account Shopping Bag 1-888-711-8084 Antiques Furniture Silver Clocks Porcelain Glass Canes Objets d'Art Lighting Music Boxes Scientific......& Medical Various Fine Art Paintings Sculpture Jewelry Stone Colored Diamonds Colored Gemstones Diamonds Emerald Opal Other Pearl Ruby Sapphire Tanzanite Type Bracelets Brooches/Pins Cufflinks Earrings... Read More »

Newcomb Pottery...Art of the South ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... As such, Newcomb succeeded in maintaining its status as a major influence in the decorative arts industry without compromising artistic integrity......Newcomb Pottery...Art of the South ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Newcomb Pottery...Art of the South A A A Clay collected from the bayous of Louisiana, thrown and kiln fired in New Orleans.........Southern artists creating ceramic masterpieces depicting Southern themes...these are what make Newcomb Pottery a true Southern art form... Read More »