This photo was used as a Birthday invitation for my birthday of Aug 2th 2003. Posed in the front parlor of my house on Marais street.
From 2000 to 2003 I restored a late 19th century New Orleans shotgun double outside of the French Quarter. This post shows the front two rooms of one side of the house. Both rooms were used as parlors. The front room a more formal parlor and the 2th room a more casual parlor, painted with a 1830's inspired mural by myself. Shortly after these photo's were taking the house was sold and I move back to the French Quarter until Hurricane Katrina came along. I enjoyed restoring this home and furnishing it with antiques and decorating it.
A New Orleans made rosewood Napoleon lll sofa use in the front parlor.
The front parlor with a mix of New Orleans made Victorian and Restoration chairs
New Orleans made French style Restoration period chairs covered in French 1830's Louis Philippe Lyon silk.
1830's New Orleans made side chairs.
Some of my collection of portraits. In the middle over the mantel, a 18th century French pastel. A pair of oil portraits of a husband and wife. Under the portraits 18th and 19th century miniatures.
The circa 1805 French Empire ormolu clock on the front mantel.
A 1850's oil portrait of a gentleman with a 18th century French pastel under the oil portrait. A pair of New Orleans 1830's chairs.
The front wall in between the front door and window
The 2th parlor had a wall mural I painted to look like 1830's French hand-blocked panoramic wallpaper. Titled Monuments of the Mississippi river. The mural shows elegant stately buildings along the Mississippi river starting from New Orleans French Quarter to Natchez Mississippi with plantation homes in between, along with the people from the period. French Creoles, slaves, Free people of color and Indians.
Natchez on the bluff being worked on and 1840's French Boulle and ormolu clock in the Moorish style Old Paris porcelain and makeup Shields
On the mantel a French Louis Philippe 1840's tortoiseshell and ormolu boulle clock in the Moorish style.
Natchez on the bluff being worked on and 1840's French Boulle and ormolu clock in the Moorish style Old Paris porcelain Empire vases and figurines and 1840's makeup Shields.
New Orleans & Place d'Armes
Indians at play over a 1830's Louisiana walnut drop leaf table with Old Paris porcelain punch bowl and Rococo Revival vases.
Louisiana plantations, Free woman of color and pegioners brick octagonal building for pigeons.
Over-mantel hung with 1840's portrait of a Creole woman
Detail of the 1840's portrait.
Windy Hill Manor was constructed in the 1790's by Benijah Osmun. in the center with Concord plantation visible to the left, residence of the first Spanish Governor, Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, who built the house in 1794. On the mantel a collection of Old Paris porcelain.
Detail of the 1830's figuren of a Highland Hunter purchased in France.
The dance of Free woman of color with Louisiana plantations in background
New Orleans & Place d'Armes
Louisiana plantations, Free woman of color and pegioners brick octagonal building for pigeons. With rosewood Rococo Revival chairs with original upholstery attributed to Alexander Roux from a South Carolina plantation. A early 19th century Primitive Louisiana Cypress tapered leg table with Old Paris porcelain vase in the Rococo Revival style.
Louisiana plantations, Free woman of color and pegioners brick octagonal building for pigeons. With rosewood Rococo Revival chairs with original upholstery attributed to Alexander Roux from a South Carolina plantation. Primitive Louisiana Cypress tapered leg table with Paris porcelain vase.
This was the shotgun double I bought and restored between 2000-2003 in New Orleans!