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Louis XV-Period Walnut Armoire ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/30/2009
...Louis XV-Period Walnut Armoire ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Louis XV-Period Walnut Armoire A A A In 18th-century France, you were taxed on the number of closets in your home, so many people used armoires instead....... Phillip Youngberg tells a little about the history of armoires and describes this magnificent Louis XV example....... Tags: armoire | Louis XV... Read More »

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

...| posted by James Gillis A fantastic Louis XV French Provincial Table Every so often, a piece of furniture comes along that perfectly embodies both the form and function of the period in which it was made....... This magnificent French Provincial centre table captures the spirit of the Louis XV period and the craftsmanship of the Provincial style in a quintessentially French piece....... The beauty of this period of French decorative arts lies in its contrasting noble and humble origins. Louis XV style is the ornate style of a king, with highly ornamental decoration and unrestrained spirit... Read More »

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

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.... His work has long been admired for its exceptional quality and innovative interpretation of the Louis XV and Art Nouveau styles....... Ornamentation was usually done with rocks, shells, and flowers. Louis XV He reigned in France between 1715 and 1774....... 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... Read More »

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

...pieces of decorative art. Although some historians have argued that he was not a particularly effective king, Louis XV did bring France to a cultural high point during his reign.......  Thanks in part to his famed mistress, Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV patronized painters, cabinetmakers and sculptors, the ornate style of which now carries his namesake. During Louis XV... 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
.... This month, Koopman Rare Art will bring a spectacular Belgian Louis XV revival centerpiece of putti and conch shells riding waves of sterling silver by Wolfers Freres....... While the names of famous Art Nouveau makers such as René Lalique, emile Gallé, Louis Majorelle, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh are well known, those of the era's silver-makers-perhaps with the exception of Tiffany-are less so... Read More »
Phillip Youngberg

Phillip Youngberg ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/16/2009
.... Chances are even better that this same painting,… Read More » Louis XV-Period Walnut Armoire In 18th-century France, you were taxed on the number of closets in your home, so many people used armoires instead....... Phillip Youngberg tells a little about the history of armoires and describes this magnificent Louis XV example... Read More »

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

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.... Tended to be simpler versions of the Louis XV style Fresco A painting done on plaster before it dries, generally in mural decoration... Read More »

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

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.... Adapted from the French 18th-century style, it is also called a chaise lounge. Regence French Transitional period in French furniture design between Louis XIV and the Rococo style developed by Louis XV... Read More »

Louis XV-Period Walnut Armoire ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/30/2009
...Louis XV-Period Walnut Armoire ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Louis XV-Period Walnut Armoire A A A In 18th-century France, you were taxed on the number of closets in your home, so many people used armoires instead....... Phillip Youngberg tells a little about the history of armoires and describes this magnificent Louis XV example....... Tags: armoire | Louis XV... Read More »

The History of the Mirror ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/30/2010
...to » Exceptional George II Gilt Gesso Mirror Go to » Napoleon III Giltwood Mirror Go to » French Louis XV-Style Mirror Go to » Tortoiseshell & Parcel-gilt Overmantel Mirror Go to » Napoleon III Giltwood Mirror Go......to » Grand Giltwood Mirror Go to » Napoleon III Giltwood Mirror Go to » Magnificent Louis XV-Style Gold Leaf Mirror... Read More »

A Brief History of Baccarat Glass and Crystal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/23/2009
...A Brief History of Baccarat Glass and Crystal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Baccarat Glass of Kings A A A In response to a wealthy landowners request to make the best use of the natural resources of the infertile Baccarat region of France, King Louis XV created....... Even Louis XVIII, admired and appreciated the quality of craftsmanship and modest prices of the wares. The popularity of Baccarat flourished and became vogue among European royalty and elite... Read More »

The Allure of 19th Century Parisian Furniture ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2011
...styles speak of elegance and opulence like those of 18 th century Paris. The great Kings of France, namely Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, each ushered in a style of decorating that reflected their own personal tastes, from extravagance of the rococo to the restrained....... Paul Sormani and Francois Linke are counted among a group of craftsman who took their inspiration from the 18 th century and created "modern" interpretations to satiate the new tastes for the Louis XV and XVI styles......: Paul Sormani Paul Sormani is counted among the most important ebenistes of the 19 th century, one of the few who truly mastered the Louis XV and XVI styles... Read More »