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Beauty, Rarity, History...The M.S. Rau Antiques Blog

A New Orleans institution for over 100 years, M.S. Rau Antiques is among the premier antiques galleries in the world. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, our 25,000 square foot gallery overflows with incredible antiques by names including Tiffany & Co., Paul Revere and Fabergé. Our unparalleled selection of important, original paintings and sculpture spans the 16th through the 21st century, created by legendary artists such as Brueghel, Monet and Rockwell, and our diverse selection of exquisite jewels, including rare colored diamonds, Kashmir sapphires and Burma rubies is without equal.

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Plum Tree in the Artist's Garden by Theodore Earl Butler, 1934.

Theodore Earl Butler: An American in Monet’s Garden

  • August 9th, 2019 08:48

Lush gardens and bucolic domestic scenes define significant chapters in Theodore Earl Butler’s career, and indeed, ...

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L'Éternel Printemps by Auguste Rodin.  The sculpture was originally intended for his Gates of Hell, but wa deemed too joyful.

Against the Grain: L'Éternel Printemps by Auguste Rodin

  • May 17th, 2019 16:33

“Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the ...

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Portrait of George Washington attributed to Gilbert Stuart.  Circa 1815

American Stories on Display at M.S. Rau Antiques’ Latest Exhibition

  • April 10th, 2019 14:01

Nearly 100 works by over 70 artists spanning over two centuries are on display at M.S. Rau Antiques' latest ...

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Over the Crest: The Lightning by Montague Dawson

The Master of Maritime: Montague Dawson

  • March 20th, 2019 13:37

Montague Dawson spent his lifetime devoted to the sea. He grew up alongside it during the early years of his ...

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Cleopatra by Julius Kronberg.  Signed and dated 1883.  This incredible Academic masterpiece was commissioned in 1879 by Count Fredrick Wachtmeister and resided in Tistad Castle for over 130 years.

Historic Drama to Artistic Masterpiece: Cleopatra by Julius Kronberg

  • February 13th, 2019 16:04

A larger-than-life personality guided by power, political alliances, civil wars and seduction, Egypt’s Queen ...

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Le Carnaval du Sage.  Dated 1947

(Sur)reality: René Magritte's Dreamscape

  • January 18th, 2019 11:34

René Magritte once said, “Everything we see hides another thing; we always want to see what is hidden by what we ...

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