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Presentation: Furnishing New Orleans: Creole Craftsmanship and Trade, 1718-1865

Friday, Jun 9 10:30 – 11:30 in Loyola University - Nunemaker Auditorium

Lydia Black­more, Curator of Deco­ra­tive Arts at The Historic New Orleans Collec­tion, will give an overview of furni­ture history in New Orleans, focus­ing on the blend of crafts­man­ship in a city of free, enslaved, native, immi­grant, Euro­pean, Caribbean, African and Amer­i­can peoples. The overview will include common mate­ri­als, the evolu­tion of styles and tech­niques over time, and the role of the retail trade in the furni­ture of the Crescent City. 



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