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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 »

Exhibition Mechanical Secretaire by Daubet & Dumarest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/21/2014
.... Upon opening the glazed upper-cabinet doors and the drop-front writing surface, it is the Boulle marquetry brass, pewter and exceptionally rare green tortoiseshell that takes the breath away.... Read More »

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

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

....  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 »

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 »

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

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

..., materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells.  What many may not realize, however, is lacquer’s utilitarian roots. Japanese Lacquer Tray. Circa 1900. As early as 4... Read More »

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

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.... 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 »

Exhibition Mechanical Secretaire by Daubet & Dumarest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/21/2014
.... Upon opening the glazed upper-cabinet doors and the drop-front writing surface, it is the Boulle marquetry brass, pewter and exceptionally rare green tortoiseshell that takes the breath away.... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Boulle Decorative type of marquetry in which tortoiseshell, brass, copper and tin were cut and pierced into elaborate floral or curving designs... Read More »
William III Mulberry Bookcase

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

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2009
.... This early piece is a masterpiece of design and cabinetmaking, boasting exquisite line and scale and a wonderful veneer stained to resemble tortoiseshell... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 03/30/2010
...to » Napoleon III Giltwood Mirror Go to » French Louis XV-Style Mirror Go to » Tortoiseshell & Parcel-gilt Overmantel Mirror Go to » Napoleon III Giltwood Mirror Go to » Grand Giltwood Mirror Go to » Napoleon III... Read More »

...–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. With its unique decagon shape, this caddy contains two interior compartments for holding......encased in creamy white ivory, highlighted by tortoiseshell veneers and silver accents. Beloved for its flavorful, exotic, and even medicinal qualities, few would have guessed that the importation of a... Read More »
William III Mulberry Bookcase

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

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2009
.... This early piece is a masterpiece of design and cabinetmaking, boasting exquisite line and scale and a wonderful veneer stained to resemble tortoiseshell... Read More »