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A New Orleans institution for over 100 years, M.S. Rau is among the premier fine art and antiques galleries in the world. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, our 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, including legendary artists such as Brueghel, Monet and Rockwell, while our diverse selection of exquisite jewels, including rare colored diamonds, Kashmir sapphires and Burma rubies is without equal.

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This stunning pair of paintings by Bartolomeo di Giovanni was most likely made to adorn an altar

The Rebirth of Renaissance Art

  • May 31st, 2011 09:42

As redundant as it sounds, interest in Renaissance art really is in the midst of a tremendous rebirth. Evolving ...

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The Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots triptychs illustrate how the medium was perfect for telling a story

An Image is Worth 1000 Words: The Triptych

  • April 19th, 2011 12:57

Whether it's meant to tell you what to wear, what to eat or what to admire, images surround us in our media-rich ...

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A magnificent 10-piece Chrysanthemum tea service.  Introduced in 1878, Tiffany & Co.'s Chrysanthemum pattern is one of the most magnificent and celebrated sterling silver designs of the 19th century.

For the Love of Tiffany: Silver and Jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

  • March 23rd, 2011 13:13

When Charles Lewis Tiffany opened his stationary and fancy goods shop in 1837, he could not have imagined the ...

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This amazing dressoir, or sideboard, was created over 425 years ago

The Thrill of The Hunt: The Francis I Renaissance Sideboard

  • February 22nd, 2011 11:33

As both an antiques dealer and a collector, I'm always actively searching for items that embody the greatest ...

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Owner Bill Rau and sales consultant Lyndon Lasiter getting ready for the show opening

A Meeting of Masters: The Los Angeles Art Show 2011

  • February 2nd, 2011 12:18

What happens when the works of 18th-century portraitist Thomas Gainsborough and late 20th-century Pop artist Tom ...

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Louis Comfort Tiffany's iconic windows were so detailed they were often referred to as "paintings in glass"

America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Tiffany

  • January 18th, 2011 14:36

Louis Comfort Tiffany is internationally recognized as a master of the American decorative arts. Considered to be the ...

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