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The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Classical taste and an interest in exotic customs shaped travelers' itineraries as well as their reactions.  Interestingly, the Grand Tour gave concrete form to Northern Europeans' ideas about the Greco-Roman world and helped encourage Neo-classical ideals......that 18th-century Europeans hoped to copy and surpass. Original works done in the style of the ancients, called Neo-classicism , were and continue to be highly valued....... All that survives today is the podium's core, parts of the inner chamber, and the three Corinthian columns depicted in this classic figure... Read More »

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

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.... Empire A period of Neo-classic design during the reign of Napoleon 1804-14. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were widely used....... Egg-and-dart A decorative motif of classical origin consisting of ovoid or egg shapes alternating with dart-like points... Read More »

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

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.... Neo-classic Refers to the second revival of classic design for interior decoration in the 18th century. nephrite Often called greenstone, nephrite is a creamy greenish colored mineral often used by Faberge... Read More »

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

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.... Neo-classical furniture makers like Thomas Chippendale preferred rosewood to any other variety for his incredible furnishings....... relief Decoration that protrudes from the surface. Renaissance Revival of interest in classical design, beginning in Italy during the 14th century and continuing to spread throughout Europe until the 17th century....... Design is simple in structure with a generous use of classical ornament, such as the acanthus leaf, animal forms, and pilasters... Read More »

Antique French Louis XVI Period Cylinder Desk ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 06/11/2009
...cylindre, or cylinder desk, giving you a glimpse of the beauty of fine 18th-century French furniture. The desk exhibits an exceptional blend of restrained, neo-classical elements and quality craftsmanship... Read More »

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

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...) Unglazed porcelain or pottery commonly used for Neo-Classical reliefs and statuettes since the middle of the 18th century... Read More »

Paul Storr Georgian Silversmith | The Legacy of Paul Storr ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/16/2009
.... Fogleberg's interest in the neo-classical style greatly influenced his student, and in the young Paul Storr, he had found a most avid and accomplished protege....... Neo-classical pieces, and exuberant, ornate vessels, Storr imparted a level of craftsmanship and superior quality that has seldom been seen since... Read More »

Antique French Louis XVI Period Cylinder Desk ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 06/11/2009
...cylindre, or cylinder desk, giving you a glimpse of the beauty of fine 18th-century French furniture. The desk exhibits an exceptional blend of restrained, neo-classical elements and quality craftsmanship... Read More »

Paul Revere...The American Patriot ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
...in the neo-classical style. Today, his work is counted among the most important of the American decorative arts... Read More »