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Celebrating 100 Years: Specializing in the Best of the Best

View Part 1: Bill Rau Looks Back to the Beginning As M.S. Rau Antiques approaches its 100th birthday in 2012, Bill Rau explains why this family run business has withstood the test of time. Through World Wars, natural disasters and economic ups and downs, M.S. Rau has been steadfast in… Read More »
Round Dining Table by Robert Jupe

Round Dining Table by Robert Jupe

A marvel of technical innovation and classic beauty, this wonderful round dining table was patented by Robert Jupe in 1835. When expanded, this lovely table for six is transformed into dining for eight with a simple turn. Watch as Lyndon Lasiter demonstrates the amazing mechanism and shows… Read More »
The Polyphon Automatic Disk Changer

The Polyphon Automatic Disk Changer

As rare as it is fascinating, this "No. 5" disk player by the Polyphon Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany has the ability to change between 10 disks with a simple slide of a handle. Watch and listen to this extraordinary music box and discover why these antique marvels continue to enchant… Read More »
Stunning Black Opal & Diamond Necklace

Stunning Black Opal & Diamond Necklace

Treasured for their fiery explosion of vibrant color, black opals stand among the finest of all gem stones. To find two large, exemplary stones such as those in this wonderful diamond necklace is simply remarkable. Watch as jewelry specialist Susan Lapene expounds on the beauty of this… Read More »
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The Royal Ice Pail by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell

By far the greatest silver service ever created was the "Grand Service" made by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell for King George IV of England. It took approximately 10 years to complete and cost an amazing £100,000 (this is about $15 million in today's money). The great majority of this… Read More »
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New Orleans Television Features M.S. Rau Antiques

M.S. Rau Antiques is featured on New Orleans Television, the city's premiere visitor television station. Take a tour of the M.S. Rau gallery, and see for yourself why this landmark antiques business is a must see for visitors to New Orleans. Read More »
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Wealth TV Features M.S. Rau Architect's Desk

Wealth TV featured M.S. Rau Antiques in a series of episodes, beginnig with a show focusing on English Antiques. Watch as Bill Rau shows you some of the finest English pieces on the market today, including this wonderful architect's desk by Gillows. Read More »
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Wealth TV Features M.S. Rau Coronation Chairs

In this segment of Wealth TV's feature on English Antiques, Bill Rau shows examples of some of the finest antique furnishings on the market, including a pair of Coronation Chairs used during the Coronation of King George VI. Their simple elegance only hints at their historical significance… Read More »
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Weath TV Features Hepplewhite Sideboard

Wealth TV featured M.S. Rau Antiques in a series of episodes, beginnig with a show focusing on English Antiques. Watch as Bill Rau shows you some of the finest English pieces on the market today, including this fine Hepplewhite sideboard. Read More »
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Wealth TV Features Monumental English Billiards Table

A monumental English billiards table by J. Ashcroft and Sons of Liverpool is the focus of this Wealth TV episode, one in a series focusing on fine English furniture. Watch as Bill Rau describes this magnificent table. Read More »