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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

...’s eye make pietre dure one of the most fascinating techniques in decorative arts. Even more remarkable is that the process has remained mostly unchanged throughout the centuries....... 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 »

America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Antique Tiffany ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 01/21/2011
...America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Antique Tiffany ~ M.S. Rau Antiques America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Tiffany A A A Louis Comfort Tiffany is internationally recognized as a master of the American decorative arts....... Considered to be the driving force behind the Art Nouveau style in America, Tiffany worked with nearly every decorative medium imaginable, even serving as the first Design Director for his father's Tiffany & Co....... By that time, he was already the leading art glass producer in the country, serving wealthy New Yorkers and commissioning massive windows for Mark Twain, Cornelius Vanderbilt and even the White House... 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 »
October 2012

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 »

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 » James Gillis

...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 Earrings Men... Read More »

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

...’s eye make pietre dure one of the most fascinating techniques in decorative arts. Even more remarkable is that the process has remained mostly unchanged throughout the centuries....... Beautiful and historically important, pietre dure pieces are true gems of the decorative arts. If you would like to see more images of M.S. Rau......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 »

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

.... Beloved for its flavorful, exotic, and even medicinal qualities, few would have guessed that the importation of a simple plant would have give rise to over two centuries of culture and decorative art......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 Earrings Men... 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 »

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

.... The beauty of this period of French decorative arts lies in its contrasting noble and humble origins. Louis XV style is the ornate style of a king, with highly ornamental decoration and unrestrained spirit......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 Earrings Men... Read More »

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

...pieces of decorative art. Although some historians have argued that he was not a particularly effective king, Louis XV did bring France to a cultural high point during his reign......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 Earrings Men... Read More »

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

.... 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....... This enchanting bed is a rare example of furniture which celebrates Art Nouveau’s imaginative use of material. Crafted of wrought iron with decorative iron and wood panels, this ornate bed is composed of a headboard, footboard and sides, with flowing lines artfully arranged in a naturalistic fan 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 »

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

..., such as these magnificent plinths. Pietre dure is one of the oldest decorative arts. With a meticulous eye and steady hand, a master of this hardstone inlay technique can literally “paint” a picture in stone. This incredible......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 Earrings Men... Read More »