New Orleans will continue to stoke the fires of the holiday shopping season with its very own Winter Art and Antiques Show to be held at the landmark US Mint Building in the historic French Quarter from December 3 to December 5. Staged in one of the South's most historic buildings, the show will be spread out over three floors of a Greek Revival building, with its own massive collection of Louisiana memorabilia and decorative arts. This antiques show has attracted local dealers like Rau Antiques, the country's largest dealer in 18th and 19th century antiques, fine arts and jewelry, who are showing their support for this inaugural show.
Bill Rau, owner of the eponymous, family-run antiques and fine arts gallery in downtown New Orleans, was one of the first to confirm participation in the show, adding, "As an integral part of the New Orleans and its antiques community for generations, we feel that our support of a show of this caliber will remind collectors and other dealers that New Orleans continues to be one of the country's premiere antiques shopping locales."
Like at all the antiques and fine arts shows that Rau participates in, Rau's booth will be overflowing with pedigree quality furniture, silver, jewelry, home furnishings, porcelain and impressive Impressionist art. Nostalgia from US history, as well as paintings from Norman Rockwell will lend an Americana touch to this show.
Highlights from Rau include Norman Rockwell's "Billiards is Easy to Learn" ($1,450,000).
M.S. Rau Antiques at 630 Royal Street in New Orleans has been a destination landmark since 1912 housed in a sprawling French Quarter gallery offering the finest antiques shopping in the world, backed by an unwavering pledge of quality and customer service. One of the world's most extensive collections of rare antiques, fine art and stunning jewelry, Rau offers silver by Paul Storr and Paul Revere, works by artists including Monet, Bouguereau and Pissarro, and pieces by Fabergé and Tiffany, among countless other examples of decorative arts and furniture. Information and images are available at www.rauantiques.com