Henry Siebrecht established his business in New Orleans by taking over an upholstery and paperhanging store on Royal Street. He suffered greatly from the 1860 Furniture Row fire, losing $24,000 in property and $15,000 in stock to the blaze, but he continued to operate his furniture business, despite several more financial setbacks, until 1890. Siebrecht retained contacts with manufacturers in his native Germany and was one of the few furniture retailers importing stock directly from European ports.  

Armchair from parlor at Stanton Hall, Natchez, MS

between 1857 and 1859; European walnut, brass, modern silk brocade

possibly manufactured in Europe

Henry Siebrecht, retailer (New Orleans)

courtesy of the Pilgrimage Garden Club, Board of Directors, Stanton Hall

Invoice from Henry Siebrecht to Frederick Stanton for furnishing Stanton Hall, Natchez, MS


courtesy of the Historic Natchez Foundation, F. Stanton Probate Records

Henry Siebrecht advertisement


The Historic New Orleans Collection, 57-72-L.2