Since 1912

Mendel S. Rau M.S. Rau Antiques has been a French Quarter landmark for more than 100 years, earning the trust of discerning Antiques collectors worldwide. Our 25,000-square-foot showroom literally overflows with remarkable Collections of fine art, exquisite jewelry and exceptional 18th and 19th - century antiques. 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.

Fine Antiques Since 1912

Max Rau opened the doors to a small antiques store in 1912, making a commitment to provide only the finest quality and unsurpassed service at a fair price. That philosophy has helped the store grow one hundred fold since then and those ideals still ring very true today. Joe and Elias Rau continued their father's tradition and later passed the business onto the third generation, Jack and Bill Rau. Jack retired in December, 2005 and Bill has served as president and CEO since 1995. The passion for excellence and the commitment to service is more apparent today than ever. And, every antique you buy from M.S. Rau Antiques is backed by an unprecedented 125% guarantee—the strongest antiques guarantee in the world!  


Bill Rau is a member in good standing with the following associations:

American Society of Appraisers
New Orleans Royal Street Guild
American Cut Glass Association
The Wedgwood Society of Boston
The Wedgwood Society of New York
The Cufflink Society
Music Box Society International
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
Better Business Bureau
Chamber of Commerce
New Orleans Museum of Art


View the M.S. Rau Antiques Timeline...1912-2012


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