New Orleans is famous for its spectacular music, sensational cuisine, vibrant parties, and of course, dynamic antiques scene. Known affectionately as the “Big Easy” for its festive spirit, New Orleans is a melting pot of culture that leaves residents and visitors alike in awe. Right in the heart of New Orleans, four of our very own HighBoy dealers have brought the rich history of New Orleans’ culture to the antique scene with shops that show off the city’s architectural and artistic history. Take a peek inside these hidden gems and get to know some of the most beloved New Orleans antiques dealers.
If you find yourself strolling down Magazine St., you will definitely want to check out Balzac Antiques. This shop is on a mission to collect beautiful antiques that reflect the rich history of European design. Balzac specializes in 18th and 19th-century pieces but has antiques from all eras to satisfy your itch for gorgeous antiques.
If one-of-a-kind items are your thing, mac MAISON Ltd. is the place you want to be. Run by the extraordinary husband and wife duo, Michael and Basi Carbine, the shop is home to unique items found by the Carbines’ yearly trips to Europe in search of rare finds. This shop has been specializing in French and Italian antiques for 20 years.
Petricia Thompson follows one special rule when acquiring her antiques for her shop: She only purchases pieces that she would show off in her own home. After growing up in a family-owned antique business, Petricia developed an unparalleled sense of style and a great eye for antique treasures. With great expertise, Petricia carefully selects items with exceptional detail and outstanding quality.
James Schneider of Uptowner Antiques has lovingly curated his impressive collection of antiques for the past 40 years. From chandeliers to vintage furniture; from 18th-century European to Mid-Century modern; Uptowner’s pieces are real New Orleans treasures.
Make sure to stop by these shops during your next visit to New Orleans, and check out their stores online on The HighBoy.