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Beauty Rediscovered: M.S. Rau Antiques Finds Forgotten Poynter Painting

October 16th, 2012

After being in business for 100 years, you would think that it would be a tough task to surprise us. After all, the fine art and antiques that M.S. Rau Antiques deals with are older than the company itself. Where’s the surprise in that? But for me, the most rewarding aspect of our business is […]

Orchestrion Organ Brings Music To Life

August 1st, 2012

The Arburo Orchestrion Organ creates incredible music previously accomplished by a full orchestra. You enter a room filled with spirited music; the rhythm grabbing you immediately as it travels through the air. Drums keep time to a bright organ and accordion melody peppered with the crisp ring of a triangle. Certainly such a lively and […]

M.S. Rau Antiques To Exhibit Important Impressionist Paintings November 16, 2012 – January 4, 2013, To Top Off Its Centennial Year

July 11th, 2012

Celebrating one hundred years as one of America’s oldest and largest art and antique dealers, M.S. Rau Antiques will mark the end of its centennial with a specially curated exhibit of significant Impressionist paintings, presented alongside the masters who paved the way to the revolutionary movement as well as the innovators who carried the Impressionist […]

From A Talking Scale to President Hoover’s Lawn Balls, M.S. Rau Antiques’ Inventory of American Memorabilia is Unique and Collectible

July 3rd, 2012

Even though America is a relatively young country, M.S. Rau Antiques is celebrating its centennial as one of the country’s oldest and largest, family-owned antique dealers. Third generation owner Bill Rau is at the helm of this renowned gallery which occupies three floors covering 35,000 sq.ft. and is organized according to categories such as sterling […]

The “Beautiful Age” of Painting: Works of the Belle Époque

June 20th, 2012

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were exciting times to be in France. The end of the Franco-Prussian War provided the catalyst for a period of peace and prosperity known today as the Belle Époque, or Beautiful Age. Changes abounded in nearly every facet of society-from science, philosophy and architecture, to music, literature, and […]

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