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M.S. Rau Antiques

...M.S. Rau Antiques flintlockpercussion British Saw Handle Percussion Pistols Item 29-6522 English Pocket Pistols by Oates Item 29-9263 French Dueling Pistols Item 29-9906 French Traveling Pistols... Read More »

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

...» 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 »

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

...April 2010 March 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.......  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 »

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

...» Travel Back In Time With Louis Vuitton Luggage April 11th, 2013 The name Louis Vuitton denotes a distinct sophistication befitting what is considered the world... Read More »

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

...| 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 »
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 »

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 »

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

...at Rau July 19th, 2010 | posted by Bill Rau Several times a year, Rau employees anxiously await the arrival of another large container. Shipped from London, the containers travel by steam ship (then... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Fine Art Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antique

.... Desperate to avoid this fate, Oedipus flees Corinth and during his journey, travels on the road to Thebes and encounters Laius. Unaware of each other’s identities, Laius and Oedipus quarrel over whose chariot... 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 »
Phillip Youngberg

Phillip Youngberg ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/16/2009
...» The Ultimate Souvenir from the Grand Tour * Circa 1845, 35 ½" diameter x 29 ½" high* Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury... Read More »