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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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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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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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Napoléon Before the Battle of Moscow
Napoléon Before the Battle of Moscow

Emperor Napoléon I was and remains one of the most legendary mi...

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Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum
Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Tiffany & Co. ...

Masterfully crafted in the singular Tiffany & Co. ...

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Portable Copying Machine by James Watt & Co. | M.S. Rau
Portable Copying Machine by James Watt & Co. ...

  Considered the first step into the world of modern photocopying, the ...

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Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Napoléon's St. Helena Desk | M.S. Rau
Expert Insights with Bill Rau: Napoléon's St....

This exceptional Regency desk was specially crafted for one of t...

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Expert Insights with Bill Rau: French Naval Surgeon's Kit | M.S. Rau
Expert Insights with Bill Rau: French Naval S...

  This highly important 19th-century French naval surgeon’s kit c...

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Expert Insights with Bill Rau: La Lecture au Jardin by Georges d'Espagnat
Expert Insights with Bill Rau: La Lecture au ...

  La Lecture au Jardin by Georges d'Espagnat French Post-Impression...

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Expert Insights: Belgian Iron Combination Safe by L. Duvilers
Expert Insights: Belgian Iron Combination Saf...

  This Belgian cast-iron safe represents an important precursor to t...

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Stay Home with M.S. Rau
Stay Home with M.S. Rau

While COVID-19 is forcing the closure of museums and galleries around th...

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Bringing Our Gallery To You
Bringing Our Gallery To You

    Bill Rau takes you on a tour of the gallery, pointing out a few of ...

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