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Frank Sinatra: Chairman of the Canvas
Frank Sinatra: Chairman of the Canvas

Singer, actor, director, philanthropist — Frank Sinatra did it all, his ...

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Eternal Classic: Why White Diamonds Will Never Go Out of Style
Eternal Classic: Why White Diamonds Will Neve...

It’s no secret that the popularity of colored diamonds has skyrocketed i...

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Time for Tea! How Tea Changed World History
Time for Tea! How Tea Changed World History

Afternoon Tea for Three by Charles-Joseph-Frédéric Soulacroix. Tea be...

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Let's Drink: The History of Cocktail Rings and Prohibition
Let's Drink: The History of Cocktail Rings an...

The original American “bling,” cocktail rings emerged during the 1920s a...

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Re-think, Recognize, Rebrand: M.S. Rau Rechristened with New Name and Logo
Re-think, Recognize, Rebrand: M.S. Rau Rechri...

What’s in a name? For 107-year-old antiques, fine art and jewelry galler...

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True Blue: The Sapphire's Enduring Legacy
True Blue: The Sapphire's Enduring Legacy

For centuries, sapphires have been a gemstone prized by royalty, spiritu...

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The Fascinating Story of M.S. Rau’s French Quarter Renovation
The Fascinating Story of M.S. Rau’s French Qu...

The countdown to November 2019 is on: In only a few short months, M.S. R...

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Young Talent: Announcing the Rau for Art Scholarship Winners
Young Talent: Announcing the Rau for Art Scho...

2019 1st Place Scholarship Winner Kathy Nguyen with Owner Bill Rau Man...

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The Legend of Champagne
The Legend of Champagne

As a young Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvillers in the late 1600...

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The Singing Bird That Inspired Walt Disney
The Singing Bird That Inspired Walt Disney

Walt Disney’s “audio-animatronics” was inspired by an antique singing bi...

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Davenport Desks
Davenport Desks

Originating in the 1790s, Davenport desks were first made by the renowne...

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The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour

In order to experience the unique qualities of a variety of artistic and...

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