Barret Place Historic Estate Sale

2524 Fairfield Avenue

Shreveport, LA 71104

Thomas C. Barret served as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1912 to 1916, following a sixteen-year tenure as a Louisiana State Senator. Prior to his political career, he practiced law alongside Newton Crain Blanchard, who also held positions as Governor and State Senator in Louisiana.

Barret Place, erected in 1908, occupies land that has been in the Barret family’s possession since the mid-1800s. Renowned architect and geologist John Y. Snyder designed the house in the iconic Neo-classical style.

In the mid-1990s, Charles Bingley Amie, grandson of Senator Charles Bingley Huson,  acquired and meticulously restored Barret Place. He was passionate about collecting European and American antique furniture and art, adorning his home with pieces from various eras. Noteworthy items in his collection include several original furniture pieces from the Barret family and the complete library of Thomas C. Barret, housed in four rare seven-stack Globe-Wernicke barrister bookcases.

Step into 7,000 square feet of enduring traditional interiors designed for gracious and comfortable southern entertaining. The front gardens, gazebo, and expansive porch beckon visitors to relax and admire the majestic oaks, with numerous iron benches scattered across the lawn.

View more images on the Shreveport Times website: PHOTOS – Inside the Barret Place.

The Fairfield Bed & Breakfast is located within walking distance of the sale. If you are travelling to the sale, these properties are wonderful places to stay. The location is lovely, and the food created by chef Jon Carerie is outstanding.

Dates and Times

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Sale Dates

February 22, 2024

February 23, 2024

February 24, 2024


12:00 pm

10:00 am

10:00 am


6:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

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Featured Items

Below are some notable items from this sale. There are many more items available at the sale. 

  • 1954 Packard Pacific, factory air conditioning
  • 1941 Cadillac Sixty Special
  • Globe-Wernicke rare seven stack barrister bookcases (Wernicke Elastic Bookcase System) – Barret Estate
  • Simpson Winston and several other early 1800’s tall-case clocks
  • Louis XVI Aubusson three-piece salon suite
  • Pair of Venetian polychrome carved wood Nubian Blackamoors figural 10 light torchieres
  • Continental double pedestal banded dining table and twelve 18th/19th c. peg construction burled hairy paw foot dining chairs with shell carvings
  • Mid Atlantic Federal inlaid tambour desk – Barret Estate
  • Napolean III ormulu mounted Boulle marquetry pier cabinet
  • Georgian, Regency, and other continental sideboards
  • 17th /18thc. coffers/mule chests
  • French ormulu mounted marquetry parquetry marble top sideboard
  • English Sheffield Neoclassical style three part mirrored plateau – Barret Estate
  • 18th c. secretaire bookcase
  • 18th/19th c. Needlepoint/petit point chairs
  • after Cugini Lanzanin Federal oval style back chairs
  • Elizabethan Revival dolphin carved oak library desk
  • Royal Doulton chinoiserie four post queen bed
  • Continental mahogany breakfront
  • Jules Cambier, Belgium – Florals and Lobster, oil on canvas
  • Napolean Crossing the Alps, Jacques-Louis David  giclee’
  • A New Day, Jerry G. Rutherven, oil on canvas
  • Several 19th-century Continental School oil paintings
  • Canadian geese landscape, Parnell, oil on canvas
  • Life-size Stonewall Jackson, Lillian Schmidt, oil on canvas
  • Persian, Asian, Karastan, and other antique rugs
  • Baker, Henredon, finely carved Empire, Chippendale, custom upholstered, Meyer Gunther Martin New York, and other sofas
  • Carved  rosewood, mahogany, marquetry and other single and pairs of game tables
  • Mahogany half tester bed – Barret Estate
  • 1920’s dormant table
  • Full and King rice carved 4 post beds
  • Mahogany twin beds
  • Century, custom upholstered, velvet, Fairfield, Lexington, and Ethan Allen wingback chairs
  • Several 19th c. continental chests
  • Two five-stack barrister bookcases
  • Georgian chest on chest
  • European gilt black lacquer torchieres (pair), Barley twist, bronze figural, brass floor lamps
  • Italian gilt carved beveled mirrors, French cushion, oval cushion, Italian trumeau, Federal convex style, chinoiserie, cheval, over mantle and several other antique mirrors
  • Lennan Gallery of Boston six-foot wooden model of the Titanic in inlaid Lennan case
  • Pembroke, tripod, library step, end tables and coffee tables
  • 19th c. Marble, Belle Epoque, carved mahogany, pairs and single pedestals
  • Georgian needlework, chinoiserie and other fire screens
  • 19th c. Needlework and custom upholstered benches
  • Louis XV style,  custom upholstered and other footstools
  • Marble French figural, Art Nouveau, and other mantle clocks
  • Large and small Continental ship seascape oil paintings
  • Large 19th c. English pictorial needlework framed wall hangings and tapestries
  • Ormulu mounted celadon Pate’-sur-pate’, Imari, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, Satsuma, rose quartz, Cloisonné, Majolica, Mabro, porcelain portrait, Asian porcelain, carved jade, pierced Famille Noire, marble, onyx, and crystal candelabra lamps
  • Several figural and crystal girandole
  • Bradley & Hubbard Duplex organ lamp
  • Chinese export famille rose, Imari, porcelain jardinieres, Carl Theime, fish bowls and other porcelain
  • Black lacquer cabinets, desks, nest of tables and side tables
  • Empire library table
  • Marble, bronze busts and statues
  • 19th c. Bamboo hall tree with chinoiserie panels
  • 19th-century portraits, oil paintings
  • Thomas C. Barrett’s library of books and others
  • 19th c. tea caddies
  • Chinese lacquered Chenab box
  • Continental barometers
  • Continental brass fire fenders
  • After Coustou, Marley horse sculptures
  • Malachite boxes and obelisk
  • American Silver Co, Moselle, exceptionally large serve for 12 plus serving pieces
  • Henkel Harris Virginia Galleries silver chest on stand
  • English Regency cellaret
  • Poole Lancaster Rose silver plated tea and coffee service
  • Crystal decanters and bowls
  • Silver-plated large ornate trays, candelabras and service pieces
  • Carved mahogany and other armoires
  • 19th c. marble top dresser, sideboard, washstand and tables
  • 19th c. Pine cupboard
  • Asian jardinere stands
  • Normandie model ship in case
  • Vintage RCA Victor console TV in cabinet
  • Pair of French gilt bronze altar candelabras
  • Much, much more


Shreveport, LA 71104

Additional Details

No large furniture is to be moved out or down the stairs until after-sale hours or Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm.

Sunday, Lonnie will be available to assist in loading furniture. Additional loading times are Monday and Tuesday 10am-4:00pm. Please bring your own moving help to remove purchases.

If you need help moving purchases to your home, please call Lonnie Hille at 318-298-2695 or Haulage at 318-272-6536 for a price quote. All purchases must be removed by Tuesday at 4:00 pm.

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