Above: Front gallery of M.S. Rau antique shop, New Orleans - ANDREW HARPER EDITOR

SinceNew Orleanscan boast such a long and rich history, it is no surprise that the city contains some of the finest antiques shops in the United States. Royal Street between Jackson Square and Canal Street has several enticing stores, and our recommended hotel in the French Quarter, the Soniat House, has its own retail antiques shop on Chartres Street (viewings by appointment only). On my recent visit, I checked in on a longtime favorite that has recently been expanded and renovated, and then I browsed another well-stocked store nearby.

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Above: Front gallery of M.S. Rau antique shop, New Orleans - ANDREW HARPER EDITOR

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