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October 2012

Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGU

[from About Us] 12/05/2012
...: the looking backward of the Gothic Revival, led by architect Eug#5;éne Viollet-le-Duc in France; the Arts & Crafts workshops of William Morris in England......-fleurs, inspired by England's pre-Raphaelites and Belgium's Symbolists, whose outstretched arms and arched backs upheld candlesticks and candy dishes... Read More »

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

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.... Today, Irish furniture is highly sought after by collectors, though few pieces are found on the market. Ironstone china Created to imitate porcelain, Ironstone china was first made in England in 1813 by Charles James Mason of Staffordshire and was known as "Mason's Ironstone... Read More »

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

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.... Typically, satinwood is used as a veneer and it remained popular in England throughout the late 18th and 19th centuries....... Scallop shell A semi-circular shell with ridges radiating from a point at the bottom. This ornamental motif was common in furniture design during the Queen Anne and Georgian periods in England and America....... Solon was forced to leave the Sevres porcelain factory in France and move to England due to the onslaught of the Franco-Prussian war... Read More »

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

.... We often have in our collection silver pieces that were given as gifts to noblemen and philanthropists as tokens of appreciation, as was tradition in 19 th century England....... History buffs will know this war as a dubious attempt by the British to manipulate the trade of Chinese tea into England....... The silver embossed scenes depict the signing of the treaty in detailed, high relief. Pottinger gained instant fame upon his return to England, and the great northern city of Manchester honored him with both the freedom of the city, and this magnificent silver tray... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Justine D’Ooge

.... Born in 1881 in a small mining village in England, Susannah Margaretta ‘Daisy’ Makeig-Jones showed artistic... Read More »

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

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.... Originally designed for storing sheet music and books, canterburies first appeared in England during the late 18th century, and today are suitably designed for holding magazines and newspapers....... Chippendale Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779 was one of the great cabinet makers of the 18th-century England. His work shows a refinement of Georgian styles, influenced by the Gothic, Chinese, and French rococo....... The number of bottles could vary from two to six or more and were often combined with casters. crystal Fine, high-quality glass containing lead oxide invented in 17th century England... Read More »

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

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.... Some of the finest tea caddies created in England were crafted of exotic woods, adorned with tortoise shell, ivory and mother....... Tunbridge Ware Tunbridge Ware refers to a form of intricately inlaid wood decoration made famous in the town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England... Read More »

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

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.... Blue John A variety of the mineral fluorspar with distinctive banding of blue, violet, and purple, found at Treak Cliff, near Castleton in Derbyshire, England....... Britannia silver was mandatory in England from 1697 to 1720 and is composed of 958 parts silver in 1000. All Britiannia silver is hallmarked with the figure of Britannia....... Commonly used in William and Mary case furniture. Bureau Desk popular in late 17th-century England and France distinguished by its sloping fall... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
..., vermeil and bronze in Europe , the United States , Asia and Australia . They were suppliers "to her Royal Highness the Queen of England", among others... Read More »

Kirkus Reviews 19th Century European Painting: From Barbizon to Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 11/13/2012
.... Although Paris was the epicenter, Rau notes the accomplishments of the Newlyn School in England, the magnificence of Venetian View Paintings and the Belle Époque... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 04/07/2014
.... Among the most notable were a complete table service for the White House and presentation pieces for the presidents of Mexico and Cuba and King Edward VII of England... Read More »

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

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...-1751) - The most celebrated silversmith in history who was primarily responsible for England's emergence as the world's leader in important silver production... Read More »

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

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.... Operating from Lancaster, England, Gillows was especially noted for their quality and innovative designs. Girandole Elaborate candelabra associated with Rococo and Neoclassical design... Read More »

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

.... These connoisseurs would soon demand elaborate and luxurious accoutrements to store and prepare this prized drink. Tea was introduced to England from China sometime in the middle of the 17th century......Makeig-Jones broke the mold. Candlemas design Born in 1881 in a small mining village in England, Susannah Margaretta ‘Daisy’ Makeig-Jones showed artistic talent from a young age.  Shortly after attending... Read More »

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

.... The weeks passed and soon, I was in England on business. I had decided to depart from my travel schedule to make an unplanned visit with a friend, and there it was... Read More »