M.S. Rau, New Orleans' Amazing, Celeb-Beloved Antique Shop

View the original article here

ABOUT.COM, Updated August 30, 2016--

About M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans' French Quarter:

Founded in 1912, M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans is now in its third generation of Rau family ownership. Its gallery-like showroom occupies a massive 30,000 square feet in the French Quarter. M.S. Rau's merchandise is exquisitely high-end, and the range is enormous. The store is best known for museum-quality 18th and 19th century paintings and furniture; decorative treasures by the likes of Tiffany and Fabergé; and estate jewelry flaunting major diamonds and other gems.

M.S. Rau Antiques' Unique 125%-Back Return Policy:

Beyond its eye-popping array of superlative antiques, M.S. Rau offers a one-of-a-kind return policy. Any purchase can be brought back for a 125% store credit, or a quarter more than you paid. (Certain conditions apply.)

Celebrity Customers of M.S. Rau Antiques:

The store is catnip to antiques collectors famous and not. Those who are include Martha Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, and Whoopi Goldberg (who loves browsing the store's 2,000-item website). Loyal customer Nicolas Cage called M.S. Rau "...nothing less than the finest antiques gallery in the world, where every piece is a masterful work of art and in flawless/museum quality condition."

Big-Name Artists Sold at M.S. Rau Antiques:

The store has dealt in nearly priceless works by Vincent van Gogh and Impressionist masters Monet, Renoir, and Gauguin.

Big Diamonds Sold at M.S. Rau Antiques:

The store has a specialty in estate jewelry and gems. Some incomparable stones that have passed through M.S. Rau's hands:

•The 4.71-carat "Cassel Pink Diamond"

Amazing Celeb Beloved

The 3.02-karat, pear-shaped Golconda, the world's whitest diamond

•The 3.02-karat, pear-shaped Golconda, the world's whitest diamond

•The massive cushion-cut diamond earrings that Angelina Jolie borrowed for the New Orleans premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a Nawlins tale starring husband Brad Pitt

Where to Find M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans and Online:

630 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70139 • (800)544-9440


Sign up below to be the first to know about new acquisitions, exhibits, blogs and more.

Back to Top
back to top

Shopping Bag

Your shopping bag is currently empty.