Antiques range in price, style, and variety. Though what remains the same is the little slice of historic artistry that gets set in your home, office, a loved one’s space. Antiques bring a unique presence to your home. Here are some of the 8 best antique stores in Louisiana that are great places to start for finding that perfect piece.
European antiques and custom furniture make up most of the items sold here at Fireside Antiques. The detailed craftsmanship and elegance of these items will have you falling in love with them right away. Their bountiful supply of 18th, 19th, and 20th century furnishings are held in their 18,000-square-foot showroom with each piece being carefully photographed as well as categorized making for easy browsing. From buffets to tables, chairs, bookcases, mirrors and so much more, the owners at Fireside Antiques truly believe each piece has its own story to tell. Each antique brings elements of history and classic beauty to any space in your home, office, or outdoor areas. They also have the “Custom Furniture” section where customers may choose from made-to-order pieces, finish styles, and size options so your piece can truly become a work of art!
For over 100 years, Keil’s Antiques has been a staple in the New Orleans antique market. Located on charming Royal Street that runs through the French Quarter the shop has three floors all dedicated to 18th and 19th century English, French, and Continental items. Founded by Hermina Keil, who moved to St. Francisville, Louisiana, from Alsace-Lorraine, the business has been family owned and operated since 1899. They pride themselves on their internationally regarded reputation with items ranging from furniture to lighting, jewelry, chandeliers, and objects of art such as clocks. Check out the vast collection at this timeless store.
Ron and Lisa Ortega opened their doors to expand their 1920s country home on the Louisiana prairies when the antique passionate couple decided to have an auction on their property. Fourteen years later and that same building is now an over 30,000-square-foot antique mall located in the historic town of Opelousas. Over 90 vendors are hosted to sell their quality antique and vintage items from dressers and other furnishings to clothing, jewelry, and more. Come see what the cat dragged in at Spotted Cat Antiques!
This shop strives to provide the finest of objects at the fairest of prices with the friendliest staff. Having opened the store in 1912, founder Max Rau was passionate about this philosophy that still rings true today through the work of third generation owner and published art expert Bill Rau. The 25,000-square-foot gallery floor holds treasures from all around including pieces by Tiffany & Co., Faberge, and more! Spanning from the 16th to 21st centuries, the gallery now also has an expansive art collection that holds the works of renowned artists like Monet, Brueghel, and Rockwell. The store loves art so much they started their own Rau Art Foundation in 2011, which gives New Orleans high school students a chance to compete in a themed art competition for scholarships. Having a true passion for rare items, jewels, and art M.S. Rau will never steer you wrong on your hunt for quality fine items.
Another store on the Louisiana Antique Trail, this West Monroe store is also a part of Antique Alley in West Monroe in the Cotton Port Historic District. Having a history dating back to 1859, this site holds historic significance on its own and has thus generated a host of antique items all along Trenton Street with over 40 vendors who have come together for the cause. Trenton Street Antiques themselves specialize in diamond and colored stone estate jewelry, pocket watches and clocks, cut glass, silver, and antique furnishings. Going on 15 years in the business this store is a trusted place to find quality items in the north Louisiana region.
This antique mall has independent vendors all in a 7,000-square-foot space that is separated into two buildings. They are a welcome member of the Louisiana Antique Trail specializing in quality antique furniture along with having items like linens, silver, china, vintage and estate jewelry, and more. Being in the Cajun capital, this shop also has an array of cultural items like oyster plates, religious artifacts, carnival glass, and garden items that are perfect for decorating Louisiana gardens. These individual vendors all have passions of their own for unique and fine crafted antique items. Check them out Tuesday-Sunday!
Being the first store to specialize exclusively in culinary antiques, this French Quarter store offers items from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. For over 30 years, this shop has had a passion for culinary antiques ranging from mahogany dining tables to an 18th century bread board, fine crystal champagne flutes, and pristine bar glasses. Being situated in the heart of the French Quarter near Jackson Square, this antique store is located in a charming 19th century building with a gorgeous patio area filled with antique garden ornaments and French Quarter rooms. Being so specialized has also gained national and international recognition from people visiting from all around the country the shop has been featured in House Beautiful, Conde Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, Town and Country, Garden & Gun, Vogue, the New York Times, and a number of publications from abroad.
Having opened in 1989, this store has been in its present location since 1993 holding a vast number of items all under one roof. Located in “America’s antique city” the store has a unique advantage to many stores in the state. They operate with over 15,000 square-feet of space all housing antique furniture, collectibles, glassware, fine arts, and folk art. There is something at this store for the entire family. Also, a seating area is provided with chairs, coffee, and a television for those needed to take a break from their shopping. They are conveniently open seven days a week.