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WILDLY BEAUTIFUL: ANIMAL CARVINGS IN ANTIQUE FURNITURE
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WILDLY BEAUTIFUL: ANIMAL CARVINGS IN ANTIQUE FURNITURE

Join us as we highlight some examples of our favorite beastly furniture styles that utilize this much-loved design element.

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The History of Academic Art and the Salon
The History of Academic Art and the Salon

Art of the 19th century was ruled by the academic tradition. The term “A...

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Expert Insights: Grand Tour Mementos
Expert Insights: Grand Tour Mementos

Tomb of Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir This incredible Grand Tour ink...

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5 Bespoke Cigarette Cases - And What To Do With Them Now
5 Bespoke Cigarette Cases - And What To Do Wi...

Though fashion trends and cultural customs come and go, there has always...

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Louis XVI Secrétaire à Abattant
Louis XVI Secrétaire à Abattant

This elegant Louis XVI secrétaire à abattant was crafted by the...

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A History of Filigree Jewelry
A History of Filigree Jewelry

From bird boxes to home decor, filigree has been used as a beautiful dec...

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Coffee Table Gems
Coffee Table Gems

At Rau our expansive collection of jewelry books that we have acquired o...

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Go for Baroque: Furnishings of the Baroque Period
Go for Baroque: Furnishings of the Baroque Pe...

The term Baroque often brings to mind highly decorative churches and the...

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Gaming Antiques for Your Game Room
Gaming Antiques for Your Game Room

Everyone needs an escape from the craziness of every day life. What bett...

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Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Laocoön Bronze Sculpture
Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Laocoön Bronze...

  The Laocoön marble sculpture after which this remarkable bronze wa...

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Wildly Beautiful: Animal Carvings in Antique Furniture
Wildly Beautiful: Animal Carvings in Antique ...

Going back thousands of year, artisans have incorporated animal motifs i...

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Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Mills Double Upright Slot Machine
Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Mills Double U...

This extraordinarily rare double upright slot machine ...

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A Collector’s Guide to Antique Diamond Watches
A Collector’s Guide to Antique Diamond Watches

What is better than blending beauty with functionality? Diamond watches ...

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