For decades, Lucullus in New Orleans has attracted local clientele, sophisticated visitors and renowned designers from around the world by offering a special source for antique furnishings and period decorations. Our celebrated shop window displays have themselves become a destination in the Vieux Carre. Both the casual collector and serious connoisseur will certainly find something here to please them.
Besides expending considerable energy in personally selecting the goods found in our gallery, we also research and identify each object as thoroughly as possible. Whether they come from an elegant manor house or village bistro, our playfully arranged antiques are the perfect complement to the grand pursuits of dining, cooking and imbibing. When you walk through the shop you will discover we can be as passionate about a well-used breadboard as an 18th century mahogany dining table, and as happy to show you sturdy hand blown bar glasses as fine crystal champagne flutes. Explore our French Quarter rooms and open the armoire doors and carved commode drawers, where you may find stashed silver place settings, horn handled knives and stacks of monogrammed linens. Our staff is knowledgeable about our antiques, and has available to them an impressive reference library for tracking down additional details on whatever catches your fancy.
Because of the unique focus on culinary antiques, Lucullus has captured the interest of national and international media. The shop has been featured in House Beautiful, Conde Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, Town and Country, Garden & Gun, Vogue, and the New York Times, as well as a number of publications abroad.
The proprietor, Patrick Dunne, has appeared on Martha Stewart’s television program, Mo Rocca’s Food(ography) on the Cooking Channel, and several PBS productions. In addition, he is the author of the book The Epicurean Collector (Bulfinch Press; Little, Brown and Company) and has both written for and served as contributing editor to a number of interior design and lifestyle magazines. Mr. Dunne also lectures to select groups on the history of food, table decoration and foodways.
Lucullus is located in the heart of the French Quarter, not far from historic Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. Nestled on Chartres Street, which has been a destination for luxury goods for nearly two hundred years, the store occupies a charming early 19th century building. Our showrooms open up onto a lush original patio, which evokes the quintessential New Orleans experience and provides the perfect setting for a collection of antique garden furniture and ornaments. As an interesting sidenote, an antiques business has operated from our address for over a century.
We look forward to welcoming our friends from near and far to enjoy a visit, and some Southern high style and hospitality.