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THE GUARDIAN, March 18, 2014-- Forbes named New Orleans the fastest-growing city since the recession – which is maybe why it's regarded as an up-and-coming arts powerhouse with a buzzing underground scene...
M.S. Rau Antiques
A stunning gallery in the French Quarter housing museum-quality pieces ranging from French furniture and impressionist paintings to Dresden porcelain. The 30,000-sq-ft showroom is in a 100-year-old landmark building, and one could spend an afternoon gazing at its walls, which bear such delights as an original Renoir oil portrait of his son and a recently discovered painting by Norman Rockwell. Not to be missed is the newly redecorated impressionist room, complete with original works by Monet, Van Gogh and even a Gauguin.
630 Royal Street, rauantiques.com. Open Mon-Sat 9am-5.15pm