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George III Mahogany Gun Collector's Chest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/10/2014
.... A drop-front surface concealed as the top four drawers opens to reveal felt-lined weapon racks. Near the left hinge of the drop-front is a secret button that, when pressed, opens a sliding vertical rack for storing larger firearms at the back of the chest... Read More »

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

...[…] Posted in Antiques , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Beauty Amidst Danger September 6th, 2012 Weapons are some of the most intriguing antique pieces, possessing both a tangible strength of material and a symbolic strength of a nation or people... Read More »

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

...? Man and his ingenuity have managed to come up with thousands and thousands of tools, personal necessities, and weapons to defend themselves... Read More »

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

...¾ inches long, these weapons were made for travelling.  Sometimes referred to as “carriage” or “coach” pistols, this pair’s fitted case is the perfect size for packing inconspicuously among your belongings.......  Additionally, the weapons are cleverly designed so you won’t worry about having forgotten to pack a crucial piece... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... The kindjal's broad, double-edged blade was well suited as a close combat weapon. Kingwood A Brazilian wood, also called violet wood from the color of its markings, used in fine cabinetwork... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Small boxes held liquor or perfumes. Game tables folded up to convenient travel sizes and an assortment of system canes could transform at a moment's notice into easels, naturalist supplies, parasols or even weapons for protection... Read More »

The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
.... Beautifully crafted and handsomely cased, it cannot be forgotten that these were weapons of the highest order, ones that made legends of the ordinary men who participated in what can best....... Specialized weapons, those crafted especially for the purpose of the duel, were soon developed and beautifully cased sets became the fashion ensuring that one would not be left in a pinch were he......to challenge or be challenged to a duel. Gunsmiths were called upon to create a weapon that was at once deadly accurate and free from the chance of misfire of malfunction, either of which could cost a man his life... Read More »

The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
.... Beautifully crafted and handsomely cased, it cannot be forgotten that these were weapons of the highest order, ones that made legends of the ordinary men who participated in what can best....... Specialized weapons, those crafted especially for the purpose of the duel, were soon developed and beautifully cased sets became the fashion ensuring that one would not be left in a pinch were he......to challenge or be challenged to a duel. Gunsmiths were called upon to create a weapon that was at once deadly accurate and free from the chance of misfire of malfunction, either of which could cost a man his life... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Stories Archives » Page 2 of 5 » The official weblog of M.S

...? Man and his ingenuity have managed to come up with thousands and thousands of tools, personal necessities, and weapons to defend themselves....... With the flick of a wrist, the cane reveals Two-sword cane conceals a pair of swords. its hidden purpose: a blade darts out of the top of the handle, sharp, and ready to be used as a weapon......” as it is often called, became popular in the 18 th and 19 th centuries as a bold accessory. A clever disguise, these canes have roots in ancient Rome and Japan, where similar style weapon canes were carried mainly for ceremonial purposes... Read More »

George III Mahogany Gun Collector's Chest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/10/2014
.... A drop-front surface concealed as the top four drawers opens to reveal felt-lined weapon racks. Near the left hinge of the drop-front is a secret button that, when pressed, opens a sliding vertical rack for storing larger firearms at the back of the chest... Read More »