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M.S. Rau Antiques

630 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
504 523 5660
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Ranked #6 of 109 shopping in New Orleans
Type: Antique Shops
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: M.S. Rau Antiques has been a French Quarter landmark for 100 years, earning the trust of discerning antiques collectors worldwide. Our 30,000 square... more » Owner description: M.S. Rau Antiques has been a French Quarter landmark for 100 years, earning the trust of discerning antiques collectors worldwide. Our 30,000 square foot gallery literally overflows with remarkable collections of fine art, exquisite jewelry and, of course, exceptional 18th-and 19th-century antiques, and our highly trained staff of sales associates, research associates and support personnel are second to none. Our primary mission is to provide our customers with an unparalleled antiques shopping experience. So, whether you are looking for a rare diamond, a Paul Revere sterling bowl or a painting by Renoir, you are likely to find it here, at M.S. Rau Antiques. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is like a museum, but everything is for sale. Do you want a Van Gogh, they have it. Do you want a Renoir, it is also there and for sale. Just great to go and look.

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Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a real store but it's like a museum. Items do actually sell and change out. It's amazing what you can find here. Worth the stop. Probably about a 30 mintue stop.

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

As an artist, I am always interested in experiences that are off the wall and word of mouth. I love local art, antiquities and shops that hold items that are one of a kind. This place did not disappoint. I knew I was in for a special treat when we walked through the door. We were accepted in, enter by... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My daighter and I stumbled across this "museum" during a recent visit. The pieces/artifacts in this store are certainly museum quality. Two pieces that I saw at MS Rau resembled pieces I've seen at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Certainly museum quality pieces. We were astounded to see the fabulous artwork that they had on display. To... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I have been to many antique stores in my life but this is the TOP of the TOP in the world of antiquities. I have never in my life been more impressed and seen more or any finer antiques for sale anywhere else in the world, although I am sure there are some. What is interesting about this establishment is... More

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White, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

When visiting New Orleans my wife and I always take the time to visit MS Rau. It's never the same, but it's always amazing. And they are always welcoming to visitors, whether they are shoppers or window shoppers. Most memorable memories from past visits have included a baby grand piano totally covered in malachite, a 6' high Chinese junk made... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This shop has the most Amazing collection of fine antiques, art, jewelry and treasures from around America as well as around the world. This shop has hard to find items and most are fairly priced. As with anything I am sure prices are negotiable. Even if you are just window shopping, it is worth the time spent admiring the relics... More

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Darien, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very fine antiques, art, jewelry and treasures from around the world. Truely an enlightenment as you look into the past! This is hard to find items and fairly priced on most items. As with anything I am sure prices are negotiable. Even if you are just window shopping, it is worth the time spent admiring the relics of the past!

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Bel Air, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and I happened to walk in to look around and were so glad we did. We kept finding more exciting antiques with every step: President Hoover's lawn bowling set, a billiard table for the Royal family, Rembrandts, and more. Definitely like stepping into a museum with more variety.

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Indianapolis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

I will never forget the first time I stumbled onto MS Rau. You'll need a little time because there's so much to see. Do not miss the Austrian empress's jewel case fashioned from every conceivable semi-precious stone as well as precious ones. The furniture, clocks, Tiffany windows, venetian glass chandeliers, oil paintings (be sure to go upstairs for some of... More

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