This is a well appointed bedroom of a Alabama French Creole in the period of the mid 19th century. Most people would not think of Alabama being Creole but Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. Before New Orleans was founded in 1718. This late 1840's bedroom shows the latest fashion of "French Antique furniture from the warerooms of Prudence Mallard. Born in France Mallard was guild-trained in his native country in the Rococo Revival style. In the 1829 he emigrated to the United States. And in 1830's he opened a shop in New Orleans. The American Rococo Revival rosewood single-door armoire & duchesse, a marble top dressing table for which Mallard is noted for. Over the mantel is a gold gilt large French mid 19th century Rococo Revival mantel mirror. On the mantel a pair of Old Paris porcelain green and gilt trumpet shaped vases with camellias in them, The state flower of Alabama. The portrait or Christ over the duchesse dressing table is Spanish Colonial in a Baroque gold gilt frame. The architecture of the room is Greek Revival with a Faux grained mantel painted to look Black Egyptian gold vain marble. The plaster cornice molding is plain with blue painted walls.