Lasting Bonds

Lasting Bonds

What like no other symbolizes the special bonds of lasting love, friendship and promise? Little else in life lasts as long as the radiance and beauty of an impeccable piece of jewelry. M.S. Rau Antiques has personally selected exquisite estate pieces from all over the world for 100 years.… Read More »
Fine Art

Fine Art From M.S. Rau Antiques

Have you ever walked in to a room and been stopped in your tracks by something so beautiful it took your breath away? And inside another room you find works by celebrated artists like Tissot, Gauguin, Bouguereau and Monet. At M.S. Rau Antiques, you'll find works by artists found in the… Read More »
Francis I Renaissance Sideboard

Francis I Renaissance Sideboard

This astonishing 16th-century dressoir (or sideboard) was created in Lyon during the height of the French Renaissance, and is the only one of three known examples of its type created that is not held within a museum collection. Today, the pair to this dressoir is a prized possession of the… Read More »

Family Heirlooms: Inspiring Memories for a Century

Imagine how it feels to enter a room filled with wondrous discoveries, treasures crafted by history's greatest artisans, each with its own story to tell. Imagine the most exquisite antiques from around the world, all in one place. For 100 years, Rau Antiques has helped generations of… Read More »
Congreve Clock

English Congreve Clock by French Royal Exchange

The mechanism of this captivating Congreve-type rolling ball timepiece is considered the most frustrating, yet fascinating of timekeeping instruments. The widely recognized design was patented by Sir William Congreve in 1808, and reflects the aspiration of clockmakers to find an… Read More »
Mermod Freres Station/Showcase Cylinder Music Box

Mermod Freres Station/Showcase Cylinder Music Box

This exceptionally wonderful and quite rare antique musical automation box by the Mermod Frerès firm of Sainte-Croix, Switzerland is a marvel of music box craftsmanship. Though the window, the viewer can see a fluttering butterfly and four maidens twirling and dancing along on their… Read More »
French Industrial Clock

French Industrial Clock

This French clock is an impeccable example of the complex artistry of industrial timepieces. Industrial clocks such as this, combining precision timekeeping with mechanically-inspired figural automata, were extremely popular during the 19th century, especially with wealthy barons investing… Read More »
Australian Billiards Table

The History of Australia Billiard Table

This magnificent, award-winning Australian billiard table is among the most important ever created in the vast British Empire and has an impressive royal provenance. Crafted of beautiful and highly valued Australian blackwood by master carver George Billyeald and accompanied by its… Read More »

Arburo Orchestrion Organ by Bursens and Roels

Once a fixture in bustling dance halls, cafés and fairgrounds throughout Belgium and the Netherlands in early to mid 20th century, this incredibly rare, early Orchestrion organ is a masterpiece of automated music. Crafted by the Arburo firm run by Arthur Bursens and Gustav Roels,… Read More »

Celebrating 100 Years: Bill Rau Looks Back to the Beginning

View Part 2: Offering the Best of the Best. Third-generation owner Bill Rau takes you back to the humble beginnings of M.S. Rau Antiques in 1912. As the gallery prepares to celebrate it's 100th anniversary, we reflect back on the people and principles that have helped this business thrive… Read More »