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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

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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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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