Avvocato Faustino Corsi – Important Collection of Decorative Stones

Avvocato Faustino Corsi, a Roman lawyer, who lived from 1711 to 1846, is a name that needs no introduction when we talk about decorative stones. For those who do not know, the term ‘decorative stones’ is used for any rock or mineral that can be made to look beautiful after cutting and polishing. Popular decorative
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Blue John’s Greatest Regency Master

James Shore of Matlock Bath, Derbyshire was perhaps the greatest maker of Blue John vases & urns. It is believed he was active from the latter part of the 18th Century through to the early part of the 19th Century. Very little is known about him on the personal side, however, history has noted his
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Parquetry and Marquetry Decoration on Antique Furniture

Two techniques that are often confused, they are very similar but by no means the same! Before getting into what either of these terms mean, we need to understand where they originated from first. These refer to a style of inlay that grew in popularity during the 18th century. The terms were used to describe
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18th Century Mahogany in English Antique Furniture: Red Gold

  We’re all familiar with 18th-century Mahogany, but most of us don’t know where it came from and how it entered the English Antique furniture market. This article will enlighten you about its rich history. The story of Red Gold.     In the 18th century, Mahogany was the most sought-after commercial timber throughout Europe and
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What do you know about Antique Japanned Furniture?

It is not every day that you see people talking about antique japanned furniture. With the fast-paced lives we’re living today, everything from the past seems blurred – just like the objects on the outside of the window appear to the people inside a fast moving train. The art of Japanning has quite similarly faded
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