Friday, Nov 22, 7-10 PM

LMF Founders Ball Gala: Chasing the Butterfly Man

The Cabildo
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701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA

Louisiana Museum Foundation Founders Ball Friday, November 22, 2019 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Cabildo 701 Chartres St. Louisiana Museum Foundation, Louisiana State Museum and Co-Chairs: Jane Scott and Philip Hodges Sweet and Ben Dupuy invite you to join us for the opening of Chasing the Butterfly Man: The Search for a Lost New Orleans Cabinetmaker, 1810-1825. 14 Louisiana Neo-classical armoires survive from the workshop of the mysterious "Butterfly Man!" A cabinetmaker who created furniture between about 1810 and 1825, came to be known in the early twentieth century as the Butterfly Man for his signature use of the double dovetail (also called a “butterfly” or “flying Dutchman”), a bowtie-shaped interior patch applied to reinforce the glued panels comprising the armoires’ side walls. This black-tie & gown evening will offer plenty of libations, fabulous food from Dickie Brennan, musical entertainment from Virtuoso. For more information contact 504-588-0493 or go to