Chers Amis du L’Ecole du Bon Gout, Bonjour!!
After keeping it in storage for nearly 20 years, I have decided to offer for sale a substantial collection of early Louisiana furniture and Acadian weaving, that I collected from 1970 until about 1984!!
Many of the pieces have been featured in museum exhibitions over the years as well as published in books such as “
Furnishing Louisiana,Creole and Acadian Furniture,1735-1835“.
This sale will take place at
Neal Auction Company, in New Orleans, November 17th,18th ,and 19th 2017.
This is a rare opportunity to have a diverse collection of early Louisiana material heritage available for purchase.
See attached a selection of some of the pieces to be offered.
Merci cordialement, Robert
Au Vieux Paris Antiques
1040 Henri Penne Rd
Breaux Bridge La 70517
Rare American eagle inlaid mahogany armoire from the Charbonnet family of New Orleans.
Ash, cypress and swamp maple Acadian bed from the LeFleur family, Praire Ronde, St. Landry parish.
Rare cypress treteaux table from the Cormier and Thibodeaux families of Breaux Bridge
Transitional Louis XV-XVI armoire made in the West Indies, 18th century, mixed tropical woods.
Rare cypress table in the Louis XIII style. An ancestral memory executed in the mid 19th century in St. Landry parish.
Rare cheval mirror found in the garden district of New Orleans in the mid-20th century. It combines the legs of a Campeche chair with the tall slender posts of a few early Louisiana beds.
Tall post mahogany bed from the DeVillier family of Leonville. Styling of this bed relates to the West Indian origins of the DeVilliers’.
Cypress table with beading on its skirt as well as its legs.
Colonist’s trunk, French made 18th century found in Louisiana.
Two early chairs in mulberry wood to the left and an early chair to the right of ash.
18th century Acadian loom from the Abbeville area once the loom of Amboise LeBlanc and his wife. He was a noted weaver and she a noted spinner.
Rare tall spinning wheel found in Louisiana and an assortment of spinning tools.
Acadian blanket woven with brown & white cotton spun alternately.
”Coverture de mariage” woven by Mme. Dronet, a renowned weaver.
Split oak & split bamboo baskets found in south Louisiana
18th century Canadian cradle found in Baton Rouge. Did it come to Louisiana in the 18th century with the Canadian colonists?
Very important quilt made from circa 1830 patches of Acadian homespun like that found used in clothes of David Weeks, builder of “The Shadows on the Teche”