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M.S. Rau Antiques

...M.S. Rau Antiques halloween14 Codognato Skull Ring Item 30-1982 Diamond and Spinel Skull Ring by Zorab Item 30-2021 Italian Carved Porphyry Skull Item 30-1978 Fijian Ceremonial Cannibal Fork Item 30... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
...were eager to acquire examples of Greco-Roman and Italian art for their own collections. When they traveled they carried letters of reference and introduction with them as most of the fine arts and antiquities were housed in private homes....... Visiting French and Italian royalty and British diplomats was a popular way to both network and gain access to important collections of art and antiquities during the Tour....... Artists made their own souvenirs, carrying back sketchbooks of studies after art objects, ancient ruins, and the Italian landscape... Read More »

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.... Florence is the capital city of Tuscany, a central region of Italy, and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance... Read More »

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

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.... Often used during the Italian Renaissance for decorating tiny caskets, it was much too fragile for use on larger items....... pietre dure An Italian phrase which means "hard stones," pietre dure is often used to describe sculptural or decorative use of hard stones....... Putti A young boy, commonly seen in Italian painting and sculpture. putti (pl. for putto) cupids or cherubs commonly used as a decorative motif.... Read More »

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

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.... intaglio A decorative technique in which a design is cut into a hard surface. Intaglio is also the Italian word for carving. Irish Furniture (18th... Read More »

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.... A very heavy and very secure crate contained an impressive early 17 th century safe. With a robust design, and clever locking mechanism, our newly acquired Italian safe would have provided the... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Fine Art Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antique

.... This portrait of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian border. Bouguereau... Read More »

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

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.... The word literally means "a thousand flowers" in Italian. Minaudiere First crafted by the legendary firm of Van Cleef and Arpels, the Minaudiere gave fashionable women a convenient, yet sophisticated, way to carry their basic travel necessities... Read More »

Precious Gem La Primavera Automaton Clock ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 06/11/2009
.... A resplendent arrangement of precious gems and metals comprise this outstanding Italian clock with whimsical insects animated to Antonio Vivaldi's Spring... Read More »

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

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.... Originally a 10th century Italian process, Boulle marquety developed in 17th century France and was perfected by Andre-Charles Boulle (1642... Read More »

Collecting Antique Globes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2009
.... Sixteenth-century Italian globes became renowned for their highly decorative flair, while Royal Cartographers in France expertly crafted the earliest French globes for King Louis XIV and his royal... Read More »

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...century safe. With a robust design, and clever locking mechanism, our newly acquired Italian safe would have provided the utmost safety in storing precious documents and possessions. Three locks on the front... Read More »

The Changing Face of Dining Traditions ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 10/29/2009
...into the 18th century. Italian gentlemen were among the first Europeans to embrace the use a two-pronged fork as an eating utensil in the early 1600s, though many considered the practice ridiculous and some even believed it to be heretical... Read More »

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...of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian border. Bouguereau’s works were eagerly bought by fine art... Read More »

...Salon became known unofficially as Le Salon Bouguereau. This portrait of a beautiful young lady selling gilliflowers is a rare work painted during the few weeks the artist spent in Menton near the Italian... Read More »