About Royal Antiques

Royal Antiques New Orleans, is a fifth generation family
business. We carry Period pieces from England and France, both formal and provincial. We also carry exceptional Mid Century Modern and unique Chinese Antiques. Shipments typically arrive several times a year. We update our website with all new merchandise when shipments arrive & send out photos and mailers to keep our clients from across the country up to date with our inventory. We also coordinate shipping. We specialize in how to integrate our selections with traditional or contemporary design.

Our History

The business was founded in 1899 by Hermina Keil, who came to New Orleans from Alsace- Lorraine, Germany. In her obituary, she was said to be “a veteran antique dealer who counted among her customers, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.” She became an authority on antiques, particularly rare furniture, silver and antique jewelry. Her son, Morris Keil, expanded the business, and over the many decades, his two daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren have all contributed to the success and future of the business. Leslee Shapiro is the great granddaughter of Hermina Keil and today is the proprietor of Royal Antiques.