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.... Lacquered wood with brass inlay complete this piece. The importance and elegance of jade is long-lasting and infinite... Read More »

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...on Christmas morning. To view M.S. Rau Antiques’ entire selection of important sculpture, click  here . Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog , Stories | No Comments » Why Lacquer? October 11th, 2013 | posted......by Justine D'Ooge Used to decorate various objects, lacquer has come to be admired for it smooth, polished finish.  The beauty of this versatile material has been heightened with flecks of precious metals......, materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells.  What many may not realize, however, is lacquer’s utilitarian roots. Japanese Lacquer Tray. Circa 1900. As early as 4... Read More »

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...[…] Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog | Comments Off Why Lacquer? October 11th, 2013 Used to decorate various objects, lacquer has come to be admired for it smooth, polished finish.......  What many may not realize, however, is lacquer’s utilitarian roots. As […] Posted in Antiques , M.S. Rau Blog , Stories | No Comments... Read More »

Pietre Dure Chest, Best of the Chest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
...) set the auction record for most expensive piece of furniture sold- was made there. The casket shown here also features meticulously lacquered wood, hand-engraved hardware, and a rare half-mortise lock, which required a high level of... Read More »

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

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...Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques A A A Lacquer Oriental varnish obtained from the sap of the lacquer tree....... Gave a high-gloss finish to furniture in Europe in the 17th century. Mother-of-pearl, coral, and metals were often inlaid in the lacquer to create a decorative effect... Read More »

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.... Lacquered wood with brass inlay complete this piece. The importance and elegance of jade is long-lasting and infinite... Read More »
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The Silver of Tiffany & Co. ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 05/02/2014
.... The narrow storefront of this stationary and fancy goods shop at 259 Broadway specialized in an assortment of imports including bronze statuettes, Japanese lacquer ware, writing implements and stationary... Read More »