“Furnishing Louisiana” Book Signing & ReceptionThe Historic New Orleans Collection celebrates the release of its most ambitious publication, Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735–1835, with a book signing and reception.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 • 6–8 p.m.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal St.
Free and open to the public.
In a rare appearance, all five authors—who reside outside of the greater New Orleans area—will be available to sign copies of the book. Joining authors Jack D. Holden, H. Parrott Bacot, Cybèle T. Gontar, Brian J. Costello and Francis J. Puig will be editors Jessica Dorman and Sarah R. Doerries, as well as photographer Jim Zietz and designer Tana Coman.
Featuring more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, Furnishing Louisiana presents a comprehensive catalogue of furniture forms produced in the upper and lower Mississippi River valley. The book also offers essays on cabinetmakers, hardware, woods, the art of inlay, the import trade at the Port of New Orleans and the interior of the early Louisiana home.
Copies of the book are available at The Shop at The Collection for $95; members of The Collection receive a 10 percent discount on all shop purchases.