Lot 426: Louisiana Mahogany Petite Armoire
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Louisiana Mahogany Petite Armoire, c. 1800, molded cornice, compass star inlaid frieze, flush-panel doors with stop-fluted false medial stile, hanging bar interior with two lower drawers, star inlaid scalloped and spurred skirt, cabriole legs, hoof feet, h. 79 7/8 in., w. 57 1/2 in., d. 25 1/2 in. Provenance: Estates of William and Sarah McGehee, Dr. Dubs House, Natchez, MS. Note: Many features of the armoire offered here, including the star inlay, exaggerated skirt, and molded cornice, are related to similar Louisiana armoires conserved by the Judice Family and the Baudouin Collection. The example conserved by the Judice Family was originally used at the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans. Ref.: Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835. This Historic New Orleans Collection: 2010. P. 181.