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

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.... Arcading Carved architectural ornament suggesting arches. Often used on chair-backs and applied on panels. Armoire A movable wardrobe, usually with one or two doors, originating in late 16th century France... Read More »

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.... He received medals from the Salons and Universal Expositions, successive ranks, including Grand Master, of the prestigious Legion of Honor, and was the leading member of the Institute of France... Read More »

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...é-Charles Boulle, and were crafted by two of France's most celebrated ébénistes, Paul Sormani and Henri Dasson. Each is lavishly adorned with complex Boulle marquetry utilizing precious metals, tortoiseshell and ebony... Read More »

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

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.... Lalique A luminous, transparent glass introduced in the early 20th century by Rene Lalique of France. Most of his designs have a sculptural quality achieved by pressing and alternating a dull with a polished surface....... Louis XIV Known as the Sun King, he reigned in France between 1643 and 1715. Influenced the Baroque style in furniture during the earlier part of the reign which later developed into the Regence style....... Ornamentation was usually done with rocks, shells, and flowers. Louis XV He reigned in France between 1715 and 1774... Read More »

Master Painters of La Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/27/2013
.... Soon Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) and Jean Béraud (1849-1935) would carry it forward in France, both having turned to art as the war ended......of Béraud's impeccable skill. And in Italy... While Caillebotte and Béraud brightened the Belle Époque in France, artists around Europe helped spread its spirit abroad......to be paid down and devastating reductions in manpower. (France lost an incredible 30 percent of all its men aged 18-45.) As memories of the Belle Époque grew fainter and thus fonder, the paintings... 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 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....... However, there were key makers in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Britain, Denmark and the United States who top the wish lists of today's collectors of Art Nouveau silver... Read More »
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre Auguste Renoir...Brushstrokes of a Genius ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... Born in Limoges, France in 1841, Renoir initially exhibited a love for painting at the young age of 13. While apprenticed to a painter of porcelain wares, he studied famous works in the Louvre during his spare time....... By the turn of the century, the name Renoir was recognized around the world. The successful artist, suffering from rheumatism, moved to the warmth of the south of France and by 1912 was confined to a wheelchair... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
.... France took leadership in the construction of quality tabatières during the last quarter of the 19th century and early 20th century....... Flajoulot, which started to fabricate singing bird tabatières for the first time around 1890 until the 1950s. Lastly, Juvenia operated in France from around 1893, they produced several models being the most popular of its range a sarcophagus-form wooden case with hand painted country scenes and people... Read More »
Ludovic Rousset

Ludovic Rousset ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 07/22/2009
.... Born in the south of France, Ludovic graduated from the Institut D'etudes Superieures d'Art (IESA) (The European Institute of Art Sciences....... Ludovic's experience at galleries in the United States and France give him a unique perspective, and he is eager to share that experience and knowledge with his clients... Read More »

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

...– maybe a quick trip to the Gulf Coast for a weekend or, if you’re lucky, a proper holiday to the south of France....... Colorful and sentimental, this work embodies the myriad influences on Lebasque’s technique and the absolute beauty of coastal France......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... Read More »
William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau-19th century artists ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/30/2009
.... Unpretentious and modest, Bouguereau became one of the most decorated artists of the 19th century. He received medals from the Salons and Universal Expositions, successive ranks, including Grand Master, of the prestigious Legion of Honor, and was the leading member of the Institute of France... Read More »

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

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..., legendary jeweler to the Czars of Russia. Faience Richly decorated and colorful pottery produced first in Faenza, Italy and at Rouen, France about 1644....... finial An ornamental knob usually on the cover of a tureen or similar, where it serves as a handle. Fleur-de-lis The conventionalized iris flower used by the former kings of France as a decorative motif symbolizing royalty....... The degree of shine may vary froma subtle gloss to a mirrored gloss. The name is used because it is believed to have been first used in France in the late 1600s... Read More »

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

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.... Beauvais A type of tapestry originally made at Beauvais, France. Subjects depicted are usually flowers, fruit, landscapes, and pastorals....... Today, these wonderful boxes continue to delight and are highly sought after by collectors. Know as tabatière in France (from the French word for tobacco, they resemble tobacco or snuff boxes....... Bonheur-du-jour A small, light lady's writing desk first made in France in the 1760s. It has a central drawer in front, tiered shelves and cupboards in back, and sometimes a shelf between the legs... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2014
...attended the finest schools in Germany, Italy, France and England. By 1842, his father had established himself as the premier jeweler in St... Read More »