Something about fall says “antiques” to me more than any other season. I don’t know why; it’s just something about the dialing down of the seasons. After the brightness of spring and summer, it’s nice to now get a chance to enjoy the woody, the chipped, the cracked and the dusty treasures that are so plentiful in New Orleans. I decided to focus specifically on the French Quarter this time around, and I discovered my choices tended to be not so dusty but rather often quite shiny! I started with Antiques de Provence, with its main shop on Royal Street, and the new garden and lighting showroom next door, owned by Cindy Nunez. She suggested that I visit M.S. Rau Antiques across the street (which is almost more of a museum than a store) and look in on Animal Art Antiques on Chartres Street. I included one of my favorite standbys, also on Chartres, Lucullus. They all came together in a very balanced way. Among the four of them, you could literally furnish your entire home with amazing and unique finds.