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Antique Marble Sculpture | Bronze Statues | Rare Sculptures ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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...& griotte marble tops with side doors and drawers • Based on the model by Boulle, the original of which was ordered by Louis XIV to decorate the Louvre • Circa 1878 • 32 Â... Read More »

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

.... Often times it was common for a young traveler to gather rare pieces of marble or granite that were unique to each specific region that he had visited....... In this incarnation, the final result is an ornate table decorated with micromosaic scenes framed by rare marble and granite samples....... Anyone who visited the traveler’s home would see this table and be able to tell just how worldly he was, based on the amount of unique marble and granite samples he had collected along his journey. Click here... Read More »

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

[from About Us] 06/27/2013
.... The rippling patterns of her dress are accentuated by the brilliant veins of marble and deep wood tones that complete the mantel backdrop....... Their only respite appears to be the bottle of wine staying cool on the marble hearth at right. At the same time that Caillebotte was establishing himself, Jean... Read More »
Deborah Choate

Deborah Choate ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 04/18/2012
....  Contact Deborah Deborah's Picks Colombian Emerald Ring Marble Pedestal and Urn La plage d'Hendaye by Hippolyte Pradelles French Bronze Sacred to Neptune Ewers... Read More »

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

...of love as she kneels in a stream accompanied by a tortoise, a classic symbol of fertility. Sculpted in beautifully polished bronze, and resting atop a base of Rouge Griotte marble and ebonized wood base......, M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Tracking The New Year, Antique Style January 4th, 2013 | posted by Lyndon Lasiter French Marble Weight Driven Table Regulator People have been preoccupied with measuring......and elevated to mechanical and design triumph, as seen in this majestic French regulator clock. Crafted of opulent Carrera marble, and powered by an intricate weight-driven mechanism, this rare regulator clock... Read More »

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

...sectile (“carved and cut work”). Much like mosaic, this new process utilized larger sections of materials such as marble and glass inlaid into floors and walls to compose an image or decorative pattern......of the most exquisite objets d’art the world has ever known. Precision is key when creating pietre dure. The artisan first selects only the finest specimens of marble, semi-precious and, in some cases, precious......of this magnificent Florentine Pietre Dure  plaque of a gentleman serenading a young woman, the level of care and attention afforded to its creation is awe-inspiring. Vivid blues, reds and greens from various marbles... Read More »

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

.... Inspired by the writings of Homer and Virgil, admired by Pope Julius II, This awe-inspiring marble sculpture....... Crafted of exquisite Carrara marble, this incredible sculpture embodies the dynamic, masterful execution of the original housed in the Vatican......! From his work The Dying Slave and his amazing marble of Moses, to the figures on the famed Sistine Chapel ceiling, all were directly influenced by Laocoön... Read More »

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

.... Inspired by the writings of Homer and Virgil, admired by Pope Julius II, This awe-inspiring marble sculpture....... Crafted of exquisite Carrara marble, this incredible sculpture embodies the dynamic, masterful execution of the original housed in the Vatican......! From his work The Dying Slave and his amazing marble of Moses, to the figures on the famed Sistine Chapel ceiling, all were directly influenced by Laocoön... Read More »

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

.... Crafted of sturdy walnut and topped with rare Breccia marble, the table features bold carving on all sides, with majestic high-relief Rococo elements flowing along the frieze and down the cabriole legs....... The natural warmth of the walnut wood contrasts beautifully against the striking landscape of the marble surface... Read More »

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

...  century sculpture is expertly carved from pure white marble by Joseph Gott. Known for his unconventional, almost light-hearted approach to his subjects, Gott first entered the Royal Academy schools in 1805.......  Captured in a peaceful moment, certainly a rare one in this famous story, Little Red Riding Hood’s innocent expression is echoed perfectly by the fine white marble Gott used to craft this work of art... Read More »

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

...as “The greatest piece of art in the world”.  This is the fantastic marble sculpture that tells of the death.......  Sinewy creatures and windswept seas are expertly executed in bronze, oil paint and marble.  If you find these items as captivating as I do, let... Read More »

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

.... Agate was highly prized in the 18 th century for its marbled look and used as an amulet or talisman to divert storms in ancient civilizations... Read More »

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

... constructed in a variety of marbles and stones, this framed piece is fascinating both as an historical piece and a work of art... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Crafted in intricate detail of Italian Sienna marble on an alabaster base, from the steps leading into the temple to the delicate Corinthian capitals, this realistic statue depicts the three... Read More »