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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 »
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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The Linke Grand Regulator Clock

Bill Rau discusses what is widely considered to be one of the finest sculptural clocks ever made. Crafted by the legendary French ebeniste Francois Linke, this amazing regulator clock is one of only six made as a collaboration between Linke and Leon Messagé for the 1904 St. Louis… Read More »
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The Beurdeley Mechanical Desk

This superb mechanical desk by famed French ebeniste Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley is both an artistic and engineering achievement. As if the incredible inlay and exquisite bronze mounts weren't enough to distinguish this desk, turn the key for a wonderful surprise. Watch as Bill Rau… Read More »
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Christofle Silver Plate Meat Trolley

Bill Rau describes this wonderful Christofle silver plate meat carving trolley in detail. Created by Christofle & Cie around 1890, this trolley would have been a focal point for any fine French restaurant. It remains in excellent, complete condition, retaining its trivets, burners and… Read More »
Robinson Crusoe Sideboard

The Robinson Crusoe Sideboard by Garrard Robinson

Considered one of the finest works of carved Victorian furniture, this amazing sideboard by English master Garrard Robinson tells the tale of Daniel Defoe's classic hero Robinson Crusoe. Watch as Bill Rau discusses the many fine points of this amazing work. 29-1051 Read More »
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Alma Parens by William Bouguereau

Alma Parens by William Bouguereau is, without question, one of the most significant paintings we have ever offered in our gallery. An unparalleled composition depicting Mother France caring for her children, this painting dutifully illustrates why Bouguereau and his masterpieces are so… Read More »