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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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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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Each serving piece had a specific purpose at the well-appointed dining table.  These pieces are from the Chrysanthemum Flatware Service by Tiffany & Co.

So Many Choices…The Golden Age of Flatware

  • January 10th, 2011 10:03

Dining in the Victorian-era was truly an art form. The economic prosperity of the late 19th and early 20th centuries ...

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These Earth Spirits ensured safety in the afterlife.  With fearsome features, no one would dare disturb their owner

Spirited Ceramics: Tang Dynasty Sancai Pottery

  • December 22nd, 2010 09:13

We've all heard the saying "You can't take it with you." But what if you could? Death in pre-modern Chinese culture ...

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Stunning George II Silver Epergne by Ann Craig and John Neville.  Theirs was one of only a handful of female/male silversmithing partnerships to ever exist

A Woman’s Touch: The Masterpieces of Female Silversmiths

  • December 11th, 2010 09:31

The contributions of women are one, if not the most, overlooked aspect in the history of silver craftsmanship. The ...

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L'entrée du Chemin Creux by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Record-Shattering Auction Sales Bode Well For Art Market

  • November 29th, 2010 13:35

“Politicians anxiously trying to find out just how serious the current economic difficulties are might like to ...

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The stunning King Farouk Bedroom Suite

Prime Provenance: The King Farouk Bedroom Suite

  • October 27th, 2010 14:03

Few things excite me more than discovering rare treasures that are distinguished by an incredible provenance. It's ...

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