Madewood Plantation House, architect Henry Howard’s 1846 masterpiece on Bayou Lafourche, is having an estate sale Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16-18, featuring personal items that the owner’s family collected over 54 years, including furniture, silver, china, fabrics, remnants, glassware, knickknacks, vintage fashions, 19th and 20th century art, an extensive selection of cypress doors and artifacts, antique hardware and more.
The plantation house has been featured in several films and videos, including Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and the movie “The Beguiled.” movie “The Beguiled.
The sale is being handled by Lagniappe Estate Sales. The plantation house is owned by Keith Marshall, The Times-Picayune’s former classical arts writer and a frequent contributor to NOLA.com’s home and garden coverage.
At the sale, items will be displayed in several buildings on the property, at 4250 Highway 308 in Napoleonville. Other items in the sale include vintage documents and magazines; rare history, music and art books; lamps; jazz, opera and other vinyl records; props and other elements from movies filmed at Madewood.
There is no charge to enter the grounds, and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic basket and enjoy the scenery on Friday or Saturday. A jambalaya lunch and beverages will be sold on Saturday. The last time a sale of items from Madewood was held was in 1946 by Sanchez Auction of New Orleans.