Native Louisiana craftsman Glen Armand grew up learning Armand family skills from his father Wallace Armand and assisting his grandfather Florian Armand in his furniture shop after school. This work helped plant the seed for third-generation Louisiana craftsman Glen Armand to continue the Armand family tradition of crafting furniture.
Restoring antique furniture has allowed Glen to learn design, construction, form, and finishing from the unheralded and distinguished master craftsmen of generations before. Utilizing this knowledge and experience, Glen has become one of Louisiana’s most revered furniture craftsmen.
Armand, an Alexandria, Louisiana craftsman, who is widely known for his one-of-a-kind custom furniture, was contacted by the Design Team of the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion Foundation around 1998 to discuss a Master Suite Bed for the Master Suite in the Mansion. The bed is reminiscent of the Louisiana-style furnishings built in the 1840s. Armand constructed the bed using South American mahogany wood. The serpentine, or scrolled headboard, is clad in Crotch mahogany veneer. Supporting this piece, are four turned posters.
Upon completion of this commission, Mr. Armand created a beautiful State Dining Room Table that seats 24 for the State Dining Room, as well as two Silver Chests and a Settee, all of which he donated to the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion Foundation. He also presented two English Settees for the Foyer in the Mansion. These donations took place during Governor Mike Foster’s Administration.
Mr. Armand has since created Dining Room chairs for the Foundation during Governor John Bel Edwards’ Administration. He has also donated 38 chairs to the Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation. Few have been as generous to the Governor’s Mansion Foundation as Mr. Armand. He has been a very dear friend to the Foundation since its inception in 1996.
He also refurbished much of the furniture in the Governor’s Mansion that needed special care. Our sincere thanks go out to Mr. Armand and his craftsmen for all they have done for the State Home and the Foundation.
Using time-tested techniques and materials, Glen and his craftsmen team create and build furniture and cabinets with the patience and tradition of old-world masters.
Glen Armand Furniture Inc. builds all types of furniture. His skills include fine period antique reproductions, traditional, contemporary, art deco, Biedermeier, Louisiana Creole, and Acadian style furniture. Their limited lifetime warranty assures its customers that their commitment to quality has them in mind.
Contact information for Glen Armand Furniture Inc.:
1019 Twin Bridges Road, Alexandria, LA 71303.
Business Hours: Mon – Thurs. 7 am – 5 pm, Friday by Appointment.