Susan Lapene


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All Things in Bloom

March 21st, 2015

Chirping birds, sun-filled days, vibrant views, and breezy pleasantness… all of these herald the awakening of spring. In New Orleans, springtime is bustling with joyous occasions, festivals, and celebrations. People burst outdoors to soak up the sunshine and glorious weather until the thick humidity of June sets in. The warm, calm breeze meanders through the lush neighborhoods Uptown, the hustle and bustle Downtown, down the historic streets of the French Quarter, and into M.S. Rau Antiques, where many of our extraordinary pieces display an ode to springtime aesthetics in their expressive colors and floral motifs in different mediums.

Accessorizing The Holiday Table

November 25th, 2014

Get festive and have the best place setting this holiday season. With some our most unique and special items, you can set the table for this holiday and impress all your thanksgiving guests. Make your appetizers and delightful snacks look exquisite for your extended family in our Silver Georgian Cheese stand is truly one of […]

The Ultimate Diamond

September 16th, 2014

Have you ever looked deep into the facets of a diamond and said, “That’s the most beautiful diamond I have ever seen?”  With 25 years under my belt in the jewelry business and after seeing thousands of diamonds, that’s exactly what I said when I saw this particular diamond. Not only is it the most […]

In An Instant, I Was Whisked Away…

September 20th, 2013

Staring deeply into the rich green hue of this emerald, so crisp and clean, I was transported back in time to a visit I made to the Emerald Isle.  The incredible green countryside almost looked like an impressionist artist had come along and painted this surreal scene just for me. It is amazing what thoughts […]

Tortoiseshell: An 18th and 19th Century Luxury

August 17th, 2013

One of the rarest and most luxurious materials of the 18th and 19th centuries, tortoiseshell has long been valued for the manufacture of jewelry cases, tea caddies, snuffboxes, and other decorated items.  This rare and exquisite material is mainly produced from the shell of the hawksbill sea turtle. The large size and unique, unevenly distributed […]

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