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Object Study at the Historic New Orleans Collection

Thursday, Jun 8 3:00 – 4:00 in Williams Research Center at HNOC

Historic Louisiana Furniture at The Historic New Orleans Collection

Thurs­day June 8, 3 – 4pm CDT
HNOC’s Williams Research Center

Boyd Cruise Room — 1st Floor
410 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA
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Join HNOC’s Curator Lydia Black­more as she talks about the history and allows us to examine one of the oldest known pieces of Louisiana furni­ture. This table was made for the Ursu­line Convent in the French Quarter, the oldest French build­ing in the Missis­sippi Valley and exhibits 18th century Euro­pean crafts­man­ship in American wood.

Ursu­line Convent Refec­tory Table
Between 1725 and 1750; walnut, cypress, poplar
Made in Louisiana
The Historic New Orleans Collec­tion, cour­tesy of Mr. Robert Edward Judice

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Fun Fact!

The Ursu­line Convent is the oldest French build­ing in the Missis­sippi River Valley.
The top of the refec­tory table is a solid walnut plant nearly 130 inches long and 24 inches wide.