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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.

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

 Baby Lying on his Mother’s Lap by Mary Cassatt.  Circa 1914.

Mary Cassatt: Modernizing the Mother and Child Trope

  • November 7th, 2018 09:14

In a nondescript room, a young mother cradles her infant son in her arms. Smiling, he attempts to grasp the vibrant ...

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La Mer à Grandcamp (The Sea at Grandcamp) by Georges Seurat.  Circa 1885.  Highly important, this painting is among the key works in the founding of the Neo-Impressionist movement.

When Art and Science Meet: Georges Seurat

  • October 16th, 2018 08:53

The paintings of French Post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat balance a fine line between the avant-garde and the ...

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Portrait of Laurence Millet by John Singer Sargent

A Personal Portrait by John Singer Sargent

  • September 13th, 2018 08:09

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is widely regarded as one of the most important painters of portraits in the history ...

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Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman captures the intensity of the famed 1974 boxing match in Zaire.

Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman

  • August 15th, 2018 16:16

Inspired by everyone from Leonardo da Vinci to Jackson Pollock, LeRoy Neiman’s paintings possess a significance and ...

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Femme à la Robe Jaune (Lady in a Yellow Dress) epitomizes Domergue's breathtaking "la belle Parisienne".  Signed "Jean Gabriel Domergue" (lower right).  Oil on board.  Mid-20th century.

From Pin-Ups to Prestige: Jean-Gabriel Domergue

  • August 7th, 2018 10:31

The end of World War I and the dawn of the 1920s ushered in an era of women’s liberation that forever changed the ...

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Edward VII's Siège d'Amour Love Chair.  This chair allowed the notorious playboy to "entertain" himself with two women at once.

Naughty and Nice Collide in M.S. Rau Antiques’ Latest Exhibition

  • May 1st, 2018 13:03

In one of America’s most historic and fascinating cities, a delicate balance exists between excess and reverence that ...

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