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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

The Martyrdom of Saint Valeria and Saint Martial by the Vatican Mosaic Studio was displayed at St.  Peter's Basilica and the Studio for nearly a century.

Divine Provenance: The Vatican Micromosaic

  • March 29th, 2018 10:53

Everyone loves a good story. In the realm of fine art and antiques, a good story, or what we call “provenance”, has ...

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L'Arlésienne by Pablo Picasso.  Oil on canvas.  Signed and dated “ 14.7.58 IV Picasso” (upper left)

A Significant Portrait by Pablo Picasso

  • February 14th, 2018 12:31

Pablo Picasso’s significant 1958 portrait of Jacqueline Roque as L’Arlésienne is currently on offer at M.S. Rau ...

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A glittering tablescape in M.S.  Rau Antiques' exhibition, Aristocracy: Luxury and Leisure in Britain

Dining with the Victorians: An Aristocratic Indulgence

  • December 13th, 2017 13:34

M.S. Rau Antiques’ latest exhibition, Aristocracy: Luxury and Leisure in Britain, delves into the aristocratic ...

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Frères Rochat crafted this rare, early Swiss singing bird box with the desirable fusée movement, housed in an elegant engraved silver and hand-enameled case.  Circa 1840.

The Tiniest of Treasures: Rare & Important Singing Bird Boxes

  • November 29th, 2017 15:38

It’s often been said that the best gifts come in small packages. The maxim certainly rings true when delving into the ...

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Au Val Saint-Nicolas près Dieppe, Matin by Claude Monet.  Oil on canvas.  Signed, dated 1897.

Five Important Considerations When Buying Fine Art

  • November 6th, 2017 12:34

The art market is a $45 billion global industry. With so much activity, in galleries, online, at fairs, and ...

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Le Repas des Amoureux reflects the importance of faith and community had on Chagall's oeuvre

Faith and Fantasy: Marc Chagall's Muse

  • August 18th, 2017 12:19

Marc Chagall is counted amongst the most pivotal artists of the 20th century. By blending elements of Symbolism, ...

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