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

...of the Florentine art forms. Pietre dure soon became a favorite of monarchs around the world, and everyone from France’s Louis XIV to the Hapsburgs in Prague sought out these splendid creations to craft some......of this magnificent Florentine Pietre Dure  plaque of a gentleman serenading a young woman, the level of care and attention afforded to its creation is awe-inspiring. Vivid blues, reds and greens from various marbles... Read More »

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

.... With original period Florentine pietre dure plaques, the 17th-century pastoral scenes and plaques of semi-precious stones are mounted into this exceptional 19th-century ebonized casket... Read More »