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

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.... Used for veneers and furniture. Amphora A large, two-handled earthenware vessel with a narrow neck and usually an ovoid body, originally used in Greece for the storage of grain... Read More »

Rau Antiques Mobile Web Site

...• Decorative marquetry of brass, pewter, and bronze are pierced into tortoiseshell and ebony veneer • Features gilt bronze feet with twisted channeling... Read More »

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

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.... Oysterwood Oyster veneering, a technique indicative of the William and Mary period, was achieved by transversely cutting or slicing the smaller branches of certain trees such as walnut or olive....... These small, rounded veneers, with their circular striations, resembled the inside of an oyster, and when pieced together, produced a most dramatic and impressive decorative effect.... Read More »

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

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...Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques A A A ébéniste French term meaning "cabinet maker" designating a high-grade craftsman specializing in the art of veneering... Read More »

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

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.... Maple Light reddish-brown wood with uniform texture. Grain is usually straight execpt when different veneers are used....... Some pieces also contain marks denoting the artist and date of the piece. Marquetry A flush pattern produced by inserting contrasting materials in a veneered surface....... If the pattern is of a geometric nature,it is called parquetry. marquetry Shaped pieces of wood or other material used as a veneer on furniture to create decorative patterns... 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....... 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 » 2013 » October

...’s refined rich coromandel veneer would have served the very important function of impressing new acquaintances.......  The cut crystal boxes and jars held within the case are beautifully adorned with engraved silver gilt and mother-of-pearl, showing that your taste goes deeper than mere veneer. You can... 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....... 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 » Stories

...’s refined rich coromandel veneer would have served the very important function of impressing new acquaintances.......  The cut crystal boxes and jars held within the case are beautifully adorned with engraved silver gilt and mother-of-pearl, showing that your taste goes deeper than mere veneer. You can... Read More »

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

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.... Banding Strip of veneer used as a border for table tops, drawer fronts, etc. Baroque A style of architecture, art and decoration which originated in Italy during the late 16th century and spread throughout Europe......-of-drawers. Burl A curly-grained wood surface or veneer cut from irregular growths of the tree, such as the roots or crotches... Read More »

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

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.... Credenza Sideboard with doors surmounted by drawers, used for storage. Crossbanding Thin strips of decorative cross-grained veneer....... Crotch veneer A thin sheet of wood cut from the intersection of the main trunk and branch of a tree, showing an irregular effect of graining... 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 »

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

....  While the barometer by John Bennett bears a sycamore veneer, this piece from circa 1825 is crafted with another luxurious choice: Cuban Mahogany... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
..., carrying everything from toiletries and jewelry to sewing and writing instruments.                            A perfect example is this elegant English example veneered with rich coromandel wood with brass inlay... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Used for veneers and furniture. Amphora A large, two-handled earthenware vessel with a narrow neck and usually an ovoid body, originally used in Greece for the storage of grain... Read More »