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March 5, 2012

Finishing Louisiana Furnishings

Filed under: Finishing,Furniture,Historical Material,Of Interest,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 10:52 am

Is the title of the lecture I will present in New Orleans Louisiana on April 19,2012 for The Historic New Orleans Collection during their exhibit of Louisiana Furnishings 1735-1835.  The collection is beautifully rendered in the catalogue book, the back cover below shows a painted and grained Armoire 1815-1830.

I purchased my airline ticket today, first time flying [in an airplane] since 1999, should be interesting.

The lecture will be based on Shellac, Linseed Oil, & Paint – Traditional 19th Century Woodwork Finishes, and will cover all types of finishes used on furniture of the Mississippi River from the 18th through the 19th century.  This lecture is for the general public and will be on April 20th [my birthday] at 6:00 o’clock PM and finishes up by 8 with question and answer period.  The lecture will be at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.

The following day will be an in-depth traditional finish workshop for curators, collectors, conservators and interested woodworkers.  Both the lecture and workshop are free to the public, but please contact The Historic New Orleans Collection for a reservation.

Should be fun.



  1. Good luck and have a blast. Enjoy the Louisiana furniture!

    Comment by Jerome — March 7, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

  2. Can you give me some more information about the Saturday workshop?

    Comment by Peter Travis — March 27, 2012 @ 10:00 am

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