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M.S. Rau Antiques

630 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2116
+1 504-523-5660
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like a museum

though technically a store for purchasing exquisite antiques, this could easily pass for a fine... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
worldexplorer53
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Wow factor!

We just happened to walk in here because the security guard opened the door as we walked by.....and... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
MJCOHR
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Colorado
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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.
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630 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2116
French Quarter
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+1 504-523-5660
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Reviewed 2 days ago

though technically a store for purchasing exquisite antiques, this could easily pass for a fine arts museum. the staff is friendly and most knowledgeable about the wide array of collectables throughout the store. make your way to the rear rooms for an amazing collection of...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

We just happened to walk in here because the security guard opened the door as we walked by.....and 2 hours later we came out! What an amazing place. I've never been in a shop quite like this before and I am so happy we found...More

1  Thank MJCOHR
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

It's a museum and be certain that it is. It is an antique store, no doubt, but this is a museum. Anyone who loves history will thoroughly enjoy this place. Stroll through and see things you've never seen before. Have drinks at Carousel Bar and...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Yes, it is an antique shop, but it is like a museum on Steroids, and you can buy everything. There are simply things in this antique store that you will never see in your lifetime. My wife and I walked in at 10AM on a...More

2  Thank efranzo17
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

I love this place. Truly museum with price tags. Friendly staff. Pieces from royalty and only the finest of items .

1  Thank JandHLawton_OK
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

As others have said, consider MS Rau Antiques as a museum first and a shop second, We happened to be walking down Royal Street and saw some beautiful old silver and crystal in the window. We opened the door and were greeted by a perfect...More

1  Thank WillieMacfan
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

When on Royal Street in New Orleans, one must go through M.S. Rau Antiques. This store has the most gorgeous antiques! The quality of everything here is beyond first class. Go in and take a look, and if you can afford it make a beautiful...More

Thank Janice L
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to New Orleans. What a surprise it was! From the outside it looks like a normal antique store, nothing special, but once inside you find so many historically relevant pieces on display! It is really a...More

1  Thank ckovar13
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is just a fantastic business full of wonderful beautiful antiques. Ask for Ludovic if you are in the mood to take something home but realize that you are among quality items and knowledgeable staff who have devoted a lifetime to understanding these items. Go...More

1  Thank Wayne W
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

I recommend M.S. Rau Antiques at 630 Royal Street to anyone visiting New Orleans, and I stop here during every visit myself. Despite the high prices tags for these museum-quality pieces, the turnover is frequent enough for items to rotate and shop visitors will see...More

1  Thank radiowitch
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Kristin C, Manager at M.S. Rau Antiques, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank you so much!! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoy stopping in our gallery on your visits to New Orleans. If you are in town between October 21st through January 20th, we will have our next exhibition on display, Aristocracy: Luxury and...More

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