Art can be more than just a painting or sculpture. Art can be an expression of creativity, an outlet for visionaries, or a piece of history preserved through time. Art can be embodied in objects that can fit in the palm of your hand, or delight with music, or serve a function.
At M.S. Rau Antiques, our selection of objets d'art encompasses a variety of antique treasures that will satisfy even the most discerning collectors. With our sights singularly focused on only acquiring the rarest and most beautiful objects, we have assembled one of the finest selections of objets d'art in the world, including many pieces that boast important, often royal, provenance.
Our diverse collection goes well beyond expectations and includes exquisite gold boxes, important portrait miniatures, delightful singing bird boxes, rare snuff boxes, fine perfumes and much more, representing a variety of styles and historic periods. Famous makers such as Fabergé, Bruguier, Cartier and Baccarat are well represented in this antique collection, which also includes pieces crafted of and adorned with the finest materials such as gold, blue john, lapis, jade, rare gemstones, tortoiseshell, crystal and more. Adding one of these fascinating pieces will elevate your collection and set it apart from the rest, serving as a perfect conversation piece for any room in your home.
If you are a collector who values unique pieces with rare and important provenance, this collection is for you. Whether you are looking for an original snuffbox, a carved stone artifact, or a crystal desk set, M.S. Rau Antiques has the perfect pieces to turn your collection from ordinary to extraordinary.