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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 117 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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Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I agree totally with all the good reviews! I thought Wedgewood was blue, guess that sums up my knowledge of art. We spent a couple of hours browsing the amazing chandeliers, sparkling silver, firearms, gorgeous sculptures. There is bound to be something you will love in this store, whether you can afford it or not.

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Conroe, TX
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Whether you visit to buy or just visit to brouse the museum quality pieces, you will love this shop. They have everything from jewelry to pool/billiards tables. They have wonderful collections of American Brilliant Cut Glass, Moser glass and Wedgewood glass. Lots of wonderful antique furniture, dueling pistols and swords and knives. All in all, as good as any museum.... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love this store! M.S. Rau is a world class antique store that would be at home in New York, San Francisco, London or Paris. It's that nice! The staff are amazing, knowledgeable and super friendly even if you're just browsing. If you are strolling in the French Quarter, stop by and visit this wonderful establishment. You will adore it!

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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
14 attraction reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
30 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
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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