Auction 4 – Uncle Sam Plantation

Auction 4 Uncle Sam Plantation
Auction auction auction 4038 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana
c. 1850 extant
wood, iron
53.5″ x 38.5″

Neal Auction, Oct. 7, 2007,

” A Good Pair of Louisiana Painted Cypress Punkahs, c. 1850, finely made of mortised diamond-fret reticulations within broad trapezoidal borders, old white paint over original green stain, the lower edges each retaining six pins (or remnants) for attachment of skirts or fringes, the tops banded with well-fitted wrought-iron support straps and suspension rods, each height 53 1/2 in., width 38 1/2 in. $15000/20000
Note: Said to have been salvaged from Uncle Sam Plantation in St. James Parish near Convent, LA, a Classical Revival plantation complex costing over $100,000 to construct, in 1843-1849; demolished 1940 by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: see Clarence John Laughlin, Ghosts Along the Mississippi, New York, 1948/1961/1987, plates 69-73.”