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11 Things You'd Never Guess Came From Tiffany & Co.
11 Things You'd Never Guess Came From Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. It is a name that conjures images of little blue boxes and dazzling solitaire...
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The Essentials of Nécessaires de Voyage
The Essentials of Nécessaires de Voyage
Thanks to their meticulously crafted exteriors and the myriad of exciting objects found within,...
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The Life and Legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte
The Life and Legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte
Today he is a household name, an outright celebrity of Western history, and an enduring icon of...
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Follow Your Nose: A Collector’s Guide to Antique Perfume
Follow Your Nose: A Collector’s Guide to Antique Perfume
With their elegant shapes, brilliant facets, and creative presentations, antique perfume...
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The Royal Treatment: Rare Finds from Palaces Around the World
The Royal Treatment: Rare Finds from Palaces Around the World
At M. S. Rau Antiques, we are fortunate to have in our collection several items with exceptional...
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French Silver: Centuries of Extravagance
French Silver: Centuries of Extravagance
Silver holds an important place in the history of the decorative arts and in the hearts of many...
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The Coronation Inkstand And Pen Of King Edward VII
The Coronation Inkstand And Pen Of King Edward VII
Collectors items with a custodial history have long stood the test of time, offering a reliquary...
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Painting in Wood: The Art of Marquetry
Painting in Wood: The Art of Marquetry
Marquetry, parquetry, and inlay are three related decorative furniture surface techniques that...
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Canes by Category: 4 Styles You Should Know
Canes by Category: 4 Styles You Should Know
The walking stick or cane, at its core, is just that — a tool used to aid in walking,...
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The Inside Story: What You Can Learn from Furniture's Interior
The Inside Story: What You Can Learn from Furniture's Interior
When considering a furniture purchase, it is always important to buy for your own particular...
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A Brief History of High Irish Furniture
A Brief History of High Irish Furniture
Often referred to as an Irish “wake” table, this extra-long oval table would have once been...
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How History Shaped the Arts, Final Thoughts
How History Shaped the Arts, Final Thoughts
– A blog series by Bill Rau – Previously, I mentioned my grandfather’s quip that if...
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