New Orleans' 4 best spots to splurge on antiques

MS Rau Antiques. | Photo: Funtime P./Yelp

Need more antiques in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end antique outlets in New Orleans, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Ms Rau Antiques

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Topping the list is MS Rau Antiques, located at 630 Royal St. in the French Quarter. The art gallery and jewelry spot, which offers antiques and more, is the highest-rated high-end antique spot in New Orleans, boasting 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews on Yelp. 

If you're looking for more, we found these details about MS Rau Antiques.

"Max Rau opened the doors to a small antiques store in 1912, making a commitment to provide only the finest quality and unsurpassed service," the business says in the history section of its Yelp profile. "That philosophy has helped the store grow one hundred fold since then and those ideals still ring very true today. Today, M.S."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "For 100 years, M.S," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Rau Antiques has been a French Quarter landmark offering world-class collections of fine art, antiques and jewelry including works by Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Rockwell, Tiffany, Cartier, Paul Revere and many more of history's most important artists and artisans. Our selection is extensive and spans almost all categories of fine antiques, art and jewelry."

2. Bank Architectural Antiques

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Next up is Central City's Bank Architectural Antiques, situated at 1824 Felicity St. With four stars out of 29 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score antiques has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. 

We looked there for more about Bank Architectural Antiques.

"Specializing in: - Used Building Materials - Door Repair - Wood Doors - Home Repair and Maintenance - Doors, Frames, and Accessories - Antiques - Paint Removing - Shutters" it states on Yelp in the section about specialties.

3. New Orleans Silversmiths

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The French Quarter's New Orleans Silversmiths, located at 600 Chartres St., is another top choice. Yelpers give the fancy jewelry and tableware spot, which offers antiques and more, four stars out of 10 reviews. 

Regarding signature items, "We have a unique collection of Fleur de Lis jewelry, antique jewelry, cocktail shakers, corkscrews, and sterling silver animals," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.

4. Ricca's Architectural Sales

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Ricca's Architectural Sales, a furniture store that offers home decor and antiques in Mid-City, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 10 Yelp reviews. Head over to 511 N. Solomon St. to see for yourself. 

Yelper Jen L., who reviewed Ricca's Architectural Sales on Feb. 28, wrote, "Reasons to go to Ricca's: You're trying to match a historic door in your house because the bozos who renovated it have one door mismatched from the rest."

Yelper Jeff A. wrote, "Great selection of doors and windows that is very well organized (far more so than the Bank). Lots of interesting oddities and accessories as well (e.g. church pews, giant chandeliers.)"

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