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...• Decorative marquetry of brass, pewter, and bronze are pierced into tortoiseshell and ebony veneer • Features gilt bronze feet with twisted channeling......é-Charles Boulle, and were crafted by two of France's most celebrated ébénistes, Paul Sormani and Henri Dasson. Each is lavishly adorned with complex Boulle marquetry utilizing precious metals, tortoiseshell and ebony... Read More »

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

...’ outstanding selection of antique furniture, click here .   Posted in M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Tortoiseshell: An 18th and 19th Century Luxury August 17th, 2013......| posted by Susan Lapene One of the rarest and most luxurious materials of the 18 th and 19 th centuries, tortoiseshell has long been valued for the manufacture of jewelry cases, tea caddies....... Early European artisans sought out tortoiseshell material despite its expensive price because it was easily molded by heat unlike other similar, ductile materials... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
... mm, made of base metal , precious metal , tortoiseshell or other materials. It has an oval hole, some 45 x 35 mm in its top, edged normally by a decorative metal bezel......; precious metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, mother of pearl, etc. As for the bird, a discerning point is the complexity of the melody and quality of sound, its general appearance, type of feathers (for instance... Read More »
Susan Lapene

Susan Lapene ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/16/2009
.... It is amazing what thoughts can be provoked… Read More » Tortoiseshell: An 18th and 19th Century Luxury One of the rarest and most luxurious materials of the 18th and 19th centuries, tortoiseshell has long been valued for the manufacture of jewelry cases, tea caddies... Read More »

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

.... It is amazing what thoughts […] Posted in Jewelry , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Tortoiseshell: An 18th and 19th Century Luxury August 17th, 2013 One of the rarest and most luxurious materials of the 18th and 19th centuries, tortoiseshell has long been valued for the manufacture of jewelry... Read More »

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

...–the creation of beautiful tea caddies. The rarest tea caddies were crafted of the most costly materials of the era, boasting stunning veneers of tortoiseshell and ivory, often with sterling silver mounts.......  This George III tea caddy  is enveloped entirely in tortoiseshell, with ivory and silver detailing of exceptional quality....... Incredibly rare indeed, this original pair of  George III ivory tea caddies  are encased in creamy white ivory, highlighted by tortoiseshell veneers and silver accents... Read More »

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

...–the creation of beautiful tea caddies. The rarest tea caddies were crafted of the most costly materials of the era, boasting stunning veneers of tortoiseshell and ivory, often with sterling silver mounts.......  This George III tea caddy  is enveloped entirely in tortoiseshell, with ivory and silver detailing of exceptional quality....... Incredibly rare indeed, this original pair of  George III ivory tea caddies  are encased in creamy white ivory, highlighted by tortoiseshell veneers and silver accents... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Justine D’Ooge

....  The beauty of this versatile material has been heightened with flecks of precious metals, materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... tortoiseshell Often used as an inlay or a decorative overlay on wood surfaces, tortoiseshell is a mottled, nutty brown shell material with a spotted, striped, or sometimes even speckled pattern... Read More »

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

...(shark or stingray skin),  tortoiseshell or semi-precious stones. They are the perfect romantic gift in which you can stash a very personal love note or even a small gift of jewelry. M... Read More »

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

..., an étui is a very versatile item. These ornamental cases could be made of any material, from precious metals like gold or silver, to exotic materials such as tortoiseshell or shagreen... Read More »

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

...      This next set is monumental even though its miniature in size. Carved with tortoiseshell and horn, produced in the region of Vizagapatam in the second quarter of the 19th century, this lovely veneered table has a petal-shaped outline with spandrels applied with pierced scrolling... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Marquetry A flush pattern produced by inserting contrasting materials in a veneered surface. Rare, grained, and colored woods are usually used, but thin layers of tortoiseshell, ivory, mother-of-pearl, and metals are also seen... Read More »

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

....  The beauty of this versatile material has been heightened with flecks of precious metals, materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells... Read More »

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

....  The beauty of this versatile material has been heightened with flecks of precious metals, materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells... Read More »