Deborah Choate

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The Write Stuff: Beautiful Antiques That Celebrate The Art of Writing

May 16th, 2013

It is easy to forget the pleasure of the quickly disappearing art of writing.  Away from the distractions of technology, and more capable of infusing your personality and character into your work than the modern alternative, hand writing anything is epically more satisfying.  I wanted to share with you some of my favorite pieces that […]

Explore Rare Chinese Silver at M.S. Rau Antiques

February 22nd, 2013

Collecting silver is a passionate dedication for many, and with sets like this rare Chinese export service, it is easy to see why. Chinese silver is considered a “hidden treasure” among silver collectors – more difficult to find and with one-of-a-kind patterns made bespoke for original owners. Our three-piece Chinese tea set features an exceptional […]

Bouguereau and the Impressionists

December 13th, 2012

The holidays are in full swing here in the French Quarter, and that means decorations, parades and parties! It is also a special time here at the gallery as we recently opened our very first exhibition Impressionism: Influences & Impact. Showcased are impressionist masters like Claude Monet, Alfred Sissley and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, along with artists […]

Wearable Art at M.S. Rau Antiques

September 21st, 2012

The origin of the institutions we now call museums lies in the motley 18th century collections known as “cabinets of curiosities.” Assembled by the wealthy, who could afford to travel the world on the Grand Tour and amass souvenirs along the way, these cabinets (which were actually rooms and not furniture) contained everything from exotic […]

The Classical Beauty of J.W. Godward

June 6th, 2012

A Stitch In Time, JW Godward, oil on canvas, 1917 It excites me to share with you this exquisite new painting that has just arrived in the gallery entitled, A Stitch In Time by J.W. Godward. Known as a Victorian Neo-classicist and “High Victorian Dreamer”, Godward often portrayed women in everyday situations, elevated by rich […]

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