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Irish Mahogany Dining and Games Table

Irish Mahogany Dining and Games Table

A work of extraordinary beauty and rarity, this magnificent Irish mechanical dining table transforms into a stunning games table with just a few turns. Crafted of impeccable Cuban mahogany, this table exhibits a striking patina and a beautifully sculpted base. It's most intriguing feature… Read More »
Pope Paul VI's Cross and Ring

Pope Paul VI's Cross and Ring

This exquisite cross and ring are perhaps one of the most exceptional historical and significant jeweled treasures we have ever had the opportunity to offer. Their story is equally fascinating, as they were a gift to the United Nations in 1965 from Pope Paul VI. Intricately carved in 18… Read More »
Opal and Emerald Bead Necklace

Opal Emerald Bead Necklace

Brilliant and rare opals exhibit an incredible play of fiery color in this mesmerizing graduated necklace. The large beads total 437 dazzling carats, and each exhibits an extraordinary level of translucence and color. Each of the eye-catching gems is separated by elegant emerald beads… Read More »
The Henry Clay Armoire

M.S. Rau Antiques Donates Henry Clay Armoire to the Cabildo

The Henry Clay Rosedown Plantation Armoire is an extremely rare and monumental Gothic Revival Rosewood "winged" armoire originally made by Crawford Riddell of Philadelphia for the White House (for the bedroom now known as the Lincoln Bedroom). Crafted of the finest Brazilian… Read More »
Colombian Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Colombian Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Showcasing the finest of emeralds amidst strands of dazzling diamonds, this bold necklace is a true showstopper. The eight remarkably rare Colombian emeralds display a stunning deep green hue that attest to their important origin. The coveted stones total an incredible 32.62 carats and are… Read More »
Bavarian Pharmacy Balance

Bavarian Pharmacy Balance

This amazing and extremely rare Bavarian Biedermeier-period pharmacy balance stand would have been at home at any apothecary's shop during the mid-19th century. Crafted of walnut with bold giltwood accents, this stand holds eight separate sets of balances with brass beams and pointers, and… Read More »
5.25-Carat Fancy Pink Diamond Ring

5.25-Carat Fancy Pink Diamond Ring

One of nature's rarest treasures, this 5.25-carat Natural Fancy Pink diamond displays a pure pink hue that absolutely dazzles. The breathtaking stone is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as being a rare Type IIa diamond, meaning that it contains no nitrogen, and… Read More »
Turkish Sultan Multi Dial Bracket Clock

Turkish Sultan Multi Dial Bracket Clock

Exceptionally crafted and mechanically complex, this important bracket clock by Payne and Co. represents a significant rediscovery with a remarkable provenance. Almost certainly crafted for Sultan Abdülmecid of Turkey, this stunning timepiece is the sister to a slightly later example… Read More »

GoNola.com See & Do Video: Explore the Secret Room at M.S. Rau Antiques

Three Monets, Napoleon’s death mask, a real dinosaur… it’s all inside the secret room at M.S. Rau antiques. Watch the video to see even more!Like many great places in New Orleans, what you see from the street is only part of the story. This is especially true with M.S. Rau Antiques.… Read More »
1900 Paris World's Fair Sevres Vase

1900 Paris World's Fair Sevres Vase

This extraordinary Sèvres vase was made for and exhibited at the 1900 Paris World's Fair. Large objets d'art by this renowned maker are exceptionally rare. Revolutionary in design, this palatial tour-de-force defined a major shift in decorative art at the turn of the 20th century.… Read More »