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

...» 1 posts by Rebekah Morrison: The King’s Game June 28th, 2013   It’s frightening to think that chess may be a dying game. With today... Read More »

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

...’s Game June 28th, 2013 | posted by Rebekah Morrison   It’s frightening to think that chess may be a dying game....... The game of chess is not merely a game. It can teach the player many lessons that are useful in the course of life....... In the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance, chess was a part of noble culture, it was used to teach war strategy and was dubbed the “King’s Game... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Small boxes held liquor or perfumes. Game tables folded up to convenient travel sizes and an assortment of system canes could transform at a moment's notice into easels, naturalist supplies, parasols or even weapons for protection... Read More »

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

...sign ($34,500). Herbert Hoover Lawn Bowling Set For fans of summertime leisure games played in the backyard, this set of lawn balls is in perfect condition and was a gift to Herbert Hoover  by... Read More »

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

... Renoir buste), a game table containing a plethora of playing pieces, several arm chairs, and numerous items by Galle, Tiffany Studios, and Meissen. To see all of our NEW items, check out the Recent Acquisitions... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Snooker Played chiefly in Britain, Snooker is a version of the game of pool with a cue ball, 15 red balls, and 6 balls of other colors on a table that has 6 pockets... Read More »
Billiard Table

The Noble Game of Billiards ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
...The Noble Game of Billiards ~ M.S. Rau Antiques The Noble Game of Billiards A A A Though experts have speculated for centuries about the true origins of billiards, most agree that the game evolved from a lawn game similar......to that of croquet around the 15th-century, hence the green cloth resembling grass. The game underwent numerous transformations over the centuries and by the late 17th century, most towns could boast ownership of at least one public billiards table....... Even Shakespeare must have spent his share of time at the billiard table. In his famous work Antony and Cleopatra, penned in 1600, the famous writer made mention of the game... Read More »

Elves, Nymphs and Fairies–Oh My!: Illustrious Antique Fairyland Lustre by Wedgwood ~ M.S. Rau Antiqu

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
.... From 1915 into the late 1920s, these luminous fancies put the company on top of their game, and set the stage for a rather dramatic downfall for Makeig... Read More »