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the Royal Blue Diamond: Is This Blue Diamond Worth $9.8 million? ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 08/30/2013
...) have also been the most gifted by royalty and historical figures making them the most mysterious and precious of jewels... Read More »

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

.... From dazzling crystal chandeliers to ornate ormolu and crystal centerpieces, the elegance of Baccarat design is recognized by museums, collectors, and royalty worldwide as some of the most desirable... Read More »

The works of Peter Carl Fabergé ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2014
.... The most important commissions Alexander III made was for the celebrated Imperial Easter Eggs, which became the delight of royalty throughout Europe and Asia... Read More »

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

.... From dazzling crystal chandeliers to ornate ormolu and crystal centerpieces, the elegance of Baccarat design is recognized by museums, collectors, and royalty worldwide as some of the most desirable....... The year was 1734, and the company began producing stemware and mirrors for the wealthy European elite and royalty... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Nefs were often paraded at feasts in the courts of Europe and given as presents to royalty and aristocracy... Read More »

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

.... As with many trends, the movement towards decorative luggage started with members of royalty. Trunks of the royals were elaborate and plentiful, with bespoke pieces designed to hold attire for any imaginable outing one might encounter, from fox-hunting to public appearances... Read More »

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

.... Loaded with important symbolism and charm, these puzzle balls were often used as good luck charms for Chinese royalty and nobles... Read More »

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

...and hollowware are rare to find on the market, as they were custom-ordered by the most elite of society, especially royalty. The most recent example was once owned by the Maharaja of Patiala, India and recently... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Visiting French and Italian royalty and British diplomats was a popular way to both network and gain access to important collections of art and antiquities during the Tour... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... finial An ornamental knob usually on the cover of a tureen or similar, where it serves as a handle. Fleur-de-lis The conventionalized iris flower used by the former kings of France as a decorative motif symbolizing royalty... Read More »

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

.... The image of royalty always includes spectacular jewels – symbolizing the power of the wearer and, by association, the people she reins... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... One of the strongest cabinet woods grown in America. Bird Boxes Mechanical singing bird boxes initially appeared in the 1780s as toys for royalty and extremely wealthy noblemen... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 02/23/2009
.... 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....... During the mid-19th century Baccarat chandeliers and tableware were favored by European royalty, with the Russian aristocracy proving to be some of their most loyal clientele... Read More »

Prime Provenance: The King Farouk Antique Bedroom Suite ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
.... Each piece is an incredible work of art, crafted with tremendous skill, especially the golden doré bronze mounts. Every aspect of this suite exudes royalty, power and elegance... Read More »
Meissen Porcelain

The History of Meissen Porcelain ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... Magnificent vases, furnishings, massive table service and delicate tea sets were among the Sévres pieces heartily commissioned by royalty... Read More »