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10/04/2019 I By Rau Staff
John Singer Sargent: American Master
John Singer Sargent is widely regarded as one of the most important painters of portraits in history. Blending academic realism, impressionism, and a fluid painterly approach inspired by Old Masters, Sargent carved out...
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Erotica in the Western World: A Brief History
Erotica in the Western World: A Brief History
Erotica accords a vivacious presence to the world of antiques and historic art, despite its often...
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Take a Seat! History's Most Intriguing Chairs
Take a Seat! History's Most Intriguing Chairs
Armchairs. Gaming chairs. Bean bag chairs. Massage chairs. The innumerable types of chairs and...
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The Mysterious Opal: The Cursed Gemstone?
The Mysterious Opal: The Cursed Gemstone?
One stone, however, has perhaps gotten an unfair reputation in comparison to other gemstone...
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Secret Compartments in Furniture
Secret Compartments in Furniture
Secret compartments in antique furniture have been the subject of literary plot twists for...
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Very Superstitious: Intriguing Gift-Giving Legends
Very Superstitious: Intriguing Gift-Giving Legends
Though we tend to think about presents the most during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas,...
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More Than a Melody: Antique Music Boxes
More Than a Melody: Antique Music Boxes
Do you remember your first Walkman or iPod? The ongoing commitment to streamlining portable musical...
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Joe Frazier Memorabilia: Packing a Punch
Joe Frazier Memorabilia: Packing a Punch
A truly exceptional athlete and Olympic champion, as well as half of one of the sports world’s...
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A Rare and Royal Treasure
A Rare and Royal Treasure
The great French kings of the Bourbon Dynasty embody the royal notions of extravagance and absolute...
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Treasures from Brazil: Paraiba Tourmalines
Treasures from Brazil: Paraiba Tourmalines
Absolutely convinced he would find treasure buried deep beneath the barren hills of Paraiba,...
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A Real Knockout: The Rumble in the Jungle Boxing Contracts
A Real Knockout: The Rumble in the Jungle Boxing Contracts
On October 30, 1974, the Rumble in the Jungle World Heavyweight Championship pitted the then...
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Opposites Attract in Antebellum Pop!
Opposites Attract in Antebellum Pop!
Guest Blog: Interior designer Ellen Kennon shares her experiences creating a custom color palette...
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Captured in History: Artifacts of the Vatican
Captured in History: Artifacts of the Vatican
Within this influential structure, the Pope reigns supreme – his actions and words have held...
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