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M.S. Rau Antiques

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Address: 630 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2116
Phone Number: 504 523 5660
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:15 pm

M.S. Rau Antiques has been a French Quarter landmark for 100 years, earning...

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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More of a Museum than a shop

Idle curiosity drew us into this shop on Royal. Inside we found elegant furniture and antique art. But the real surprise was the jewelry and the museum-like displays of settings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Idle curiosity drew us into this shop on Royal. Inside we found elegant furniture and antique art. But the real surprise was the jewelry and the museum-like displays of settings and rooms. We were amused by the 22-piece Meissen Monkey band. We asked ourselves who would buy such a thing, but we were fascinated nonetheless....

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Any visit to the French Quarter of New Orleans is not complete without a visit to MS Rau Antiques in Royal Street. Whether you are an antiques enthusiast or not the items for sale here will astound you. This family run business occupies large premises and deals only with high end, classy and exquisite antiques of all descriptions in beautiful... More 

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Kristin C, Marketing Manager at M.S. Rau Antiques, responded to this review

Hi Trevor, thank you for the great review. We look forward to having you back during your next trip to the French Quarter! Take care, M.S. Rau Antiques More 

Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Just go in. You'll be amazed. Every piece you look at in M.S. Rau has a story and the collection is massive. Take your time here and look around. The jewelry, art, clocks, musical instruments, weapons, fossils... even the canes are remarkable.

Thank eluper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

As we were walking down Royal street, one of the tours was addressing Rau Antiques or we would never have gone in. I lost my wife, who wandered further in and higher up. It's like a museum where everything is for sale (or almost). The crystal is amazing as were the automatons. Just keep exploring; the staff was very welcoming... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Have you ever been somewhere that is tucked away and so wonderful that you hope no one else finds it? This is one of mine. We've visited this antique store 4-5 times over the last 10 years, and it never gets old. Drift back past the heirloom jewelry and china in the front and into the back room with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Whenever I visit New Orleans, a stop at M.S. Rau Antiques on Royal Street is in order. The level, uniqueness, and quality of antiques you will find in this store are simply jaw-dropping. The price tag for a single item may top your life-time salary in some cases, but the history and beauty of the artwork, furniture, jewelry, and statuary... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We were a little intimated by the fanciness but talked ourselves into going in and LOVED this shop. They have amazing collection that is a treat to view. Don't miss the upstairs - more paintings and furniture.

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

You won't find more gorgeous antiques in NOLA than in here, and the staff are so warm and welcoming, even when your tongue is hanging out and you're drooling all over yourself and clearly not rolling in disposable income. We were here for the Six Decades of Saturday Evening Post Covers by Norman Rockwell (upstairs and free), which was quite... More 

Thank Linda C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I had seen ads for MS Rau in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and was fascinated by the jewelry and silver shown so squeezed in a visit between meetings while in NOLA on business. It is much larger than it appears with room after room of beautiful items in the back. It was like a museum but... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

What a place! Full of items that are not antiques just because they are old, but rather because they are the best items in their class. I was getting dizzy from all the Tiffany silver sets. I may not be able to afford much of it, but I was immensely impressed with their collections and staff expertise. We went to... More 

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