Bocage Furniture

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Dr. Marion Rundell, owner of Bocage Plantation, has been collecting antique furnishings and accessories for over 20 years. He has searched the best antique shops in the United States, and has been an avid antique auction bidder. Today he has a 21,000 square foot of air-conditioned warehouse where he keeps his treasurers. For his collection at Bocage he has selected some of his favorites. Below is a list of most of the major furnishings, keeping in mind that Bocage will always be a work in progress as Dr. Rundell acquires new fine antiques and accessories, or just rotates things around for the joy of displaying them in an historic plantation.


Double parlors

  • 12-piece set by John and Joseph Meeks (usually credited as J and J Meeks),
    noted New York City furniture makers, circa 1855.
  • The set is named Stanton Hall after Stanton Hall in Natchez.
  • Two turtle-top center tables, attributed to famous New Orleans furniture maker
    Prudent Mallard.
  • Turtle top center table, circa 1855.
  • Baccarat chandeliers, 19th century.
  • Tiffany mantel clock (in front parlor), 19th century.
  • Old Paris porcelain vases, circa 1850, on either side of clock.
  • French oak bookcase, circa 1895.
  • Meridienne window seat in the Henry Clay pattern by famous New
    York furniture maker John Henry Belter, circa 1850.

Red upstairs front bedroom

  • Three-quarter tester bed by Mallard.
  • American Empire mahogany armoire, circa 1840.
  • Waterford chandelier.
  • Marble-topped dresser by Alexandre Roux (pronounced “Roo),” circa 1850.
  • A native of France, Roux was one of the leading furniture makers of the Victorian era in America.

Blue upstairs front bedroom

  • Three-quarter tester bed signed by Charles Lee.
  • Armoire by Meeks.
  • Wig cabinet with 2 cupboards for wigs on either side of a crown of crotch mahogany,
    circa 1840.
  • Ladies rosewood writing desk attributed to Roux, circa 1855.
  • Night table by Roux, circa 1855.
  • Pair of antique Italian chairs, circa 1870.
  • Thomas Sully portrait over desk, circa 1840.
  • Sully was one of the most famous portrait painters of the 19th century.
  • Waterford crystal chandelier.

Gold upstairs back bedroom

  • American Empire four-poster mahogany bed, circa 1835.
    (From the family of Duncan Kenner who owned nearby Ashland Plantation.)
  • American Empire mahogany armoire, circa 1830.
  • American Empire mahogany chest, circa 1830.

Sable-colored upstairs back bedroom

  • Bed by Roux, circa 1850.
  • Single door armoire, circa 1855.

Rear gallery

  • Causeuse, circa 1860.
  • Wicker furniture, late 19th-century.


Double parlors

  • Nine-piece heavy carved Italianate Revival parlor set, circa 1880.
  • Steinway piano, 1907.
  • French round claw-foot center table, circa 1850.
  • Bronze dore chandelier with alabaster shades.

Dining Room

  • Portrait of Napoleon by famous Philadelphia artist Rembrandt Peale,
    circa 1812 (Son of famous artist Charles Willson Peale).
  • English walnut dining table, circa 1840.
  • Austrian mirrored cabinet, circa 1850.
  • Etagère by J and J Meeks, circa 1850.
  • French chandelier cut and frosted crystal shade, circa 1895.
  • Large collection of American Brilliant cut glass.

Downstairs Venetian Bedroom

  • Italian ebony bed, armoire and secretary, elaborately inlaid with
    rosewood and ivory, circa 1880.
  • Walnut and bone game table, circa 1890.
  • Bronze dore mirror.
  • Painting by Pal Fried, well-known Hungarian artist.