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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 »
Silver and Jeweled Automaton Nef

Silver and Jeweled Automaton Nef

Both a jeweled work of art and a mechanical masterpiece, this silver automaton nef is a one-of-a-kind objet d'art. At once breathtakingly beautiful, this majestic ship is intricate beyond compare in a dazzling display of silver workmanship. Crafted in the form of an exotic, Middle Eastern… Read More »
White South Sea Pearl Necklace

White South Sea Pearl Necklace

Twenty-three lustrous white South Sea pearls exude elegance and refinement in this classic necklace. Measuring between an incredible 17 to 21 mm, these perfectly matched, graduated pearls are beautifully complemented by a glistening 18K white gold ball clasp embedded with 5.30 carats of… Read More »
Silver Centerpiece by Paul Storr

Silver Centerpiece by Paul Storr

Elegantly designed by one of the most prominent names in silversmithing, this exceptional silver centerpiece by Paul Storr is perhaps the finest single candelabrum ever made by the famed silversmith. Profusely cast and chased with a blend of Neoclassical and Rococo Revival elements, this… Read More »
Prie Dieu

Prie Dieu by Antoni Gaudi

This unique prie dieu, or prayer desk, was specially commissioned for the interior of Casa Batlló by world renowned Catalan architect and sculptor Antoni Gaudi. Crafted by Gaudi in 1906 in collaboration with the famed sculptor Jaume Busquets, the important ébéniste… Read More »