Founded in 1912, MS Rau Antiques is one of the most respected fine art, antique and jewelry galleries in the United States. Led by third- and fourth-generation owners Bill and Rebecca Rau, the family-owned business operates globally, discovering items around the world and placing them in international collections, both public and private. Their location in the historic Royal Street in New Orleans' French Quarter is ideal. For such a remarkable antique store to be in the midst of so much history adds a great deal of pleasure to the shopping experience.
Walking into MS Rau Antiques is much more like visiting a gallery or museum than shopping in a store. The showrooms are incredibly spacious and at no point do you feel crowded or overcrowded in this building. Thanks to the thoughtful layout of the pieces, visitors are naturally carried around the exhibitions in such a way that they are guaranteed to see everything inside. Within the rooms, there are helpful and friendly staff if you are interested in more information about a piece or perhaps want to track down a specific collection or item.
MS Rau Antiques has been a fixture in the French Quarter for many decades, and it is easy to see why. One reason for its enduring popularity is the high quality and guaranteed authenticity of the items on display. Shopping here gives you the rare opportunity to purchase museum quality pieces to decorate your own home. Another reason is the knowledge of the staff and owners of this antique store. There is so much history hidden in the items here and you can learn all about it with a simple question.
When you visit MS Rau Antiques, you can expect to see incredible fine paintings, silver, china, self-playing instruments, clocks, jewelry, great examples of fine woodworking, and much more. Collectors will be spoiled for choice in this 40,000 square foot cornucopia of treasures!
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