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The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... The requisite stops were Paris, Florence, Venice and Rome. Travel was really only possible for the privileged class and the time an individual spent traveling was a vital part of his educational experience....... Additional guidebooks, tour guides, and the tourist industry were developed and grew to meet the needs of the young male and female travelers and their tutors across the European continent....... These tourists often spent two to four years traveling around Europe in an effort to expand their knowledge of the world by learning about language, architecture, geography, and culture... Read More »

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

....S. Rau Blog , Stories | No Comments » Travel Back In Time With Louis Vuitton Luggage April 11th, 2013 | posted by Ludovic Rousset Louis Vuitton Luggage Suite The name Louis Vuitton denotes a distinct sophistication befitting what is considered the world.......S. Rau currently has two fantastic selections of vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, including a fascinating travel trunk....... The unmistakable design, along with the intriguing biography, makes these travel trunks some of the most delightfully collectible pieces... Read More »

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

...» The Ultimate Souvenir from the Grand Tour July 6th, 2013 | posted by Phillip Youngberg Circa 1845, 35 ½” diameter x 29 ½” high Travel during the late 16 th century all the way through the early 19 th century....... These young men would spend time traveling throughout Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome visiting the great masterpieces of art and architecture that they had studied throughout their time in school....... Often times it was common for a young traveler to gather rare pieces of marble or granite that were unique to each specific region that he had visited... Read More »

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

...» 16 posts by James Gillis: Travel with Style October 25th, 2013 In a time when the Grand Tour was still considered a rite of passage, long voyages on elegant steam ships and in well-appointed railcars were adventures reserved for the wealthy.......  These travelers adapted to being away from their usual creature comforts by traveling with the very best luggage and accessories... Read More »

Blue Diamond Catches People's Eye in New Orleans ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 09/07/2013
.... "The light travels in, and it bounces around all these facets like a fun house of mirrors, and then it comes out of the top," said Lapene... Read More »

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

...2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 Meta Entries RSS Comments RSS Archive for October, 2013 Travel with Style October 25th, 2013.......  These travelers adapted to being away from their usual creature The silver gilt tops bear the hallmark of London silversmith William Neal, 1863 and the locking mechanism is signed “Bramah, London.......” comforts by traveling with the very best luggage and accessories.  In fact, train services such as the Orient Express are still synonymous with luxury- even in today... Read More »

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

...2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 Meta Entries RSS Comments RSS Archive for the 'Stories' Category Travel with Style October 25th, 2013.......  These travelers adapted to being away from their usual creature The silver gilt tops bear the hallmark of London silversmith William Neal, 1863 and the locking mechanism is signed “Bramah, London.......” comforts by traveling with the very best luggage and accessories.  In fact, train services such as the Orient Express are still synonymous with luxury- even in today... Read More »
October 2012

Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGU

[from About Us] 12/05/2012
.... The railway and steamship age enabled more people to travel, and Art Nouveau's trends crossed borders more quickly than ever, brewing an international stew that universally embraced sinuous organic....... McNally and Youngberg agree that American collectors tend to strongly favor American silver makers, "unless they've travelled extensively overseas," says Mc... Read More »
James Gillis

James Gillis ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 12/17/2009
...!    Contact James James's Picks James's Blog Posts Mahogany Tester Bed Travel with Style In a time when the Grand Tour was still considered a rite of passage, long voyages on elegant steam ships......and in well-appointed railcars were adventures reserved for the wealthy.  These travelers adapted to being away from their usual creature... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Necessaire Travel became a key pastime for the affluent beginning in the 18th century. Young gentlemen and women of high social standing often traveled throughout the Continent in an extended, educational tour known as their Grand Tour... Read More »
Danielle Halikias

Danielle Halikias ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 07/26/2013
.... An avid traveler, Danielle has spent the last 20 summers on the Greek Islands and has worked with a number of charitable organizations, including the International Rescue Committee... Read More »

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

...: 18″ Globes by J & W Cary June 13th, 2012 | posted by Lyndon Lasiter Summer has arrived, which means the travel season is in full swing......& W Cary of London If you have a passion for traveling, this pair of extremely rare 18” J & W Cary globes will certainly capture your imagination......placement of New Orleans, a well-traveled and economically vital port. To launch the armchair explorer of the time, the voyages of Captains Cook, Vancouver and others are charted. The terrestrial globe also... Read More »

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

...| Comments Off The Ultimate Souvenir from the Grand Tour July 6th, 2013 Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Mallard, Prudent Born in Sevres, France, Prudent Mallard emigrated to America in 1829. After finding New York unsuitable, he travelled by steamship to New Orleans, where he set up shop on Royal Street, the city's most prestigious avenue, catering to the needs of a very wealthy clientele....... The word literally means "a thousand flowers" in Italian. Minaudiere First crafted by the legendary firm of Van Cleef and Arpels, the Minaudiere gave fashionable women a convenient, yet sophisticated, way to carry their basic travel necessities... Read More »
Ludovic Rousset

Ludovic Rousset ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 07/22/2009
....  With their interesting contrast between light and dark, these scenes have a… Read More » Travel Back In Time With Louis Vuitton Luggage... Read More »