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Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/10/2012
.... He and his wife Clementine were the parents of three daughters and a son, Diana, Randolph, Sara and Mary, and another daughter, Marigold, who died in infancy... Read More »

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

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.... Early American furniture is based on this period. Box-like and architectural in style. Jacquard Type of weave done on a loom invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801, making possible a variety of intricate patterns... Read More »

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

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.... Oysterwood Oyster veneering, a technique indicative of the William and Mary period, was achieved by transversely cutting or slicing the smaller branches of certain trees such as walnut or olive... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
...and magnificence of Venice. In this stunning cityscape, the Basilica of St. Mary of Health glows in the rays of the setting sun at the far end of the famed Grand Canal.  Bouvard's body of work demonstrates the artist......first one-man exhibition at Gladwell & Company in 1928, where he achieved the incredible honor of the exhibition's most prestigious attendee, Queen Mary, purchasing two of his works. Today, Bouvard... Read More »

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

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.... The designs were simple and rugged generally made of solid wood, especially pine, maple, birch, and oak. The furniture was copied largely from English Jacobean and William and Mary styles... Read More »

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

.... Cullinan III and Cullinan IV – the Lesser Stars of Africa – were set as a brooch by Queen Mary in 1910. The majestic brooch was the single most valuable item in her collection and was later inherited by Queen Elizabeth II, her granddaughter....... Queen Mary's Brooch with Cullinan III and Cullinan IV, The Lesser Stars of Africa Today, as in over a century ago when these magnificent gems made their appearance, jewels define a monarch’s status... Read More »

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

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.... Common in the William and Mary style. Belle Epoque Curvilinear high style of the later part of the 19th century and early 20th century, combining Victorian electicism and the flowing, sinuous forms of Art Nouveau....... Commonly used in William and Mary case furniture. Bureau Desk popular in late 17th-century England and France distinguished by its sloping fall... Read More »

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

....  What is truly eye-catching are the lush robes draping the subjects.  Made from ground lapis, the deep blue that envelopes Mary is a singular, extraordinary pigment known as “lapis lazuli... Read More »
William III Mulberry Bookcase

William and Mary antique Mulberry Bookcase ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2009
...William and Mary antique Mulberry Bookcase ~ M.S. Rau Antiques William and Mary Mulberry Bookcase A A A Bill Rau presents this extraordinary William III-period bureau bookcase by the English firm of Coxed and Woster....... Watch as Bil shows you the wonderful details. Tags: 29-1743 | William and Mary | bookcase... Read More »
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/10/2012
.... He and his wife Clementine were the parents of three daughters and a son, Diana, Randolph, Sara and Mary, and another daughter, Marigold, who died in infancy... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 03/30/2010
.... To find a matched pair of 18th century mirrors in such fine condition is really quite exceptional. This outstanding and extremely rare William and Mary mirror by cabinetmaker Hugh Granger would have been a prized possession at the time it was created around 1695 and would certainly have been owned....... The oysterwood frame is exemplary of the William and Mary period, boasting exquisite marquetry of fruitwood and sycamor......specimen of 19th-century French design. Related Items Go to » Diamond Leaves Necklace Go to » William & Mary Marquetry Mirror Go... Read More »
William III Mulberry Bookcase

William and Mary antique Mulberry Bookcase ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2009
...William and Mary antique Mulberry Bookcase ~ M.S. Rau Antiques William and Mary Mulberry Bookcase A A A Bill Rau presents this extraordinary William III-period bureau bookcase by the English firm of Coxed and Woster....... Watch as Bil shows you the wonderful details. Tags: 29-1743 | William and Mary | bookcase... Read More »

Newcomb Pottery...Art of the South ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... He enlisted the help of Mary Given Sheerer, a Newcomb teacher of pottery and ceramic painting. Together they established Newcomb Pottery as an experimental industry providing employment for young women, most of whom were students and graduates of Newcomb College....... Based on Mary Sheerer's philosophy that no two pieces of pottery should be alike, the unique Newcomb wares depicting Southern flora and fauna became well-known in the art world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2011
...Eugenie de Montijo, whose fascination with Marie Antoinette led to the revival of the 18 th century styles. The Empress' reputation for extravagance bode well for a slate of talented Parisian cabinetmakers who created extraordinary pieces for the palace and country homes of the Empress and her court... Read More »