Lot 488: Louisiana Creole Armoire
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Louisiana Creole Cherrywood and Cypress Armoire, early 19th c., stepped cornice, recessed panel doors, enclosing a medial belt of three drawers centered within shelf interior, scalloped apron, cabriole legs, h. 79 1/4 in., w. 54 1/4 in., d. 23 in. Provenance: Morton's Auction, New Orleans. Note: Creole-style armoires similar to the lot offered here have descended through families of the River Parishes in Louisiana. Two almost identical cherry and cypress armoires have been conserved in the collection of Majorie and Wade Hollensworth. One of the armoires in the Hollensworth collection, found in a home along River Road, possibly descended through the Hebert family. Ref.: Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835. The Historic New Orleans Collection: 2010. P. 125, 141.