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.... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier......every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments.  The natural mineral characteristics inherent to rock crystal help divert light in novel ways......-electricity days of lighting design, craftsmen were conscious to maximize light in any way they could.  This was achieved through the use of reflective materials such as glass, crystal, or polished metals.  Dripping... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive » Luxurious Lighting

.... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.......  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments.......  The natural mineral characteristics inherent to rock crystal help divert light in novel ways, not unlike candlelight... Read More »

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

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.... Another word for repousse is embossing. Rock Crystal Discovered thousands of years ago, rock crystal, or natural quartz, has been cherished for its natural beauty and remarkable ability to refract light....... During the 18th and 19th centuries, rock crystal was one of the most precious and expensive materials used in the decorative arts....... When cut and polished, the inherent striations and inclusions of the crystal create a reflection of light far more brilliant than manmade crystal or glass... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » January

.... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.......  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments.......  The natural mineral characteristics inherent to rock crystal help divert light in novel ways, not unlike candlelight... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » From Our Sales Team

..., this 1815 pair attributed to John Blades are the height of Regency elegance. 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone......allure.  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments.  The natural......mineral characteristics inherent to rock crystal help divert light in novel ways, not unlike candlelight. Lighting is everything.  To highlight a favorite painting or to set the tone of an evening, your home... Read More »

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

.... 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone allure.......  Infinitely more practical than raising and lowering the chandelier every time you need to make a lighting adjustment, this electrified chandelier boasts rock crystal adornments.......  The natural mineral characteristics inherent to rock crystal help divert light in novel ways, not unlike candlelight... Read More »

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

...| posted by Susan Lapene Egyptian Art Deco Chandelier Art Deco Diamond and Rock Crystal Brooch I just returned from the Art Deco World Congress 2013 held in Habana, Cuba and have been thoroughly.......  Take, for instance, this fabulous chandelier that displays a geometric Egyptian motif. Mounted in luminous platinum and 18k gold, as well as featuring a link of the purest rock crystal, this Art Deco pin radiates the opulence associated with the movement... Read More »

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

.... Posted in Jewelry , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » The Very Best of Art Deco March 29th, 2013 | posted by Susan Lapene Egyptian Art Deco Chandelier Art Deco Diamond and Rock Crystal Brooch I just returned from the Art Deco World Congress 2013 held in Habana, Cuba and have been thoroughly.......  Take, for instance, this fabulous chandelier that displays a geometric Egyptian motif. Mounted in luminous platinum and 18k gold, as well as featuring a link of the purest rock crystal, this Art Deco pin radiates the opulence associated with the movement... Read More »

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Right Antique Chandelier ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2011
.... Their form was only limited by the skill and imagination of the artisan, who employed every medium from glass, silver, bronze and brass to porcelain, wood, antlers and rock crystal....... For centuries these magnificent crystal, bronze and colored glass creations have served as bellwethers of wealth and status, adorning the great halls and dining rooms of Europe and all far reaches of the world....... Cut glass and lead crystal chandeliers from the great English and French glassmakers soon followed. By the 18 th and 19 th centuries, spectacular chandeliers had become the crowning glory of manors, castles and cathedrals around the world... Read More »