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

 

Thursday, August 4

Optional tour


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
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 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, Garden and Library

 


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, Newport, Rhode Island

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