The New Orleans Antiques Forum 2016
"Dinner Is Served: Decorative Arts and Dining in the South"

 

Thursday, August 4

Optional tours


Friday, August 5

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Registration

9:30–9:45 a.m.

Welcome

Priscilla Lawrence and Jack Pruitt

The Historic New Orleans Collection

9:45–10 a.m.

Opening Remarks: Great Southern Dining: From Birth unto Death
Tom Savage, Moderator
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

10–10:30 a.m.

Food for Thought: Dining in the Coastal South’s Historical Record 
John H. Lawrence
The Historic New Orleans Collection

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Let’s Talk Shop: Decking out Your Dining Room in Old New Orleans
Lydia Blackmore
The Historic New Orleans Collection

11:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

2–3 p.m.

Waxing and Waning: Lighting the 19th-Century Dining Room
Roger W. Moss            
Emeritus, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia      

3–3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15–4:15 p.m.

The Southern Sideboard: Evolution through Time
Sumpter T. Priddy
Sumpter Priddy III Inc. American Antiques and Fine Art

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Reception
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street


Saturday, August 6

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

8–9 a.m.

Registration

9–10 a.m.

Transparency at the Table: Contents and Customs of American Glass
Kelly Conway
Corning Museum of Glass

10–11 a.m.

“The Polite Implements of Eating”: Innovation and Fantasy in 19th-Century American Silver
John Stuart Gordon
Yale University Art Gallery

11–11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.–
12:15 p.m.

The Great War of China: French Battle English in the Old American South
Nick Dawes
Heritage Auctions, New York

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Uncorked! Wine, Objects, and Tradition
Leslie B. Grigsby
Winterthur Museum

3–5 p.m.

French Quarter Open House
An afternoon shopping excursion to French Antique Shop Inc., Keil’s Antiques, Moss Antiques, and Royal Antiques.

 


Sunday, August 7

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

9:45–10 a.m.

New Treasures at The Historic New Orleans Collection
Priscilla Lawrence
The Historic New Orleans Collection

10–11 a.m.

Young Scholar Presentation
A Seat at the Table: Tables and Chairs in Southern Dining Rooms, 1700–1840
Adam T. Erby
George Washington’s Mount Vernon

11 a.m.–12 noon

The Dining Room: A Feast for the Eye and the Mind
Laurie Ossman
The Preservation Society of Newport County

12 noon–12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Priscilla Lawrence and Jack Pruitt
The Historic New Orleans Collection

12:30–2 p.m.

Sunday Jazz Brunch (optional/additional charge)

Arnaud's Restaurant

713 St. Louis Street