The Armstrong-Lockett House Museum at Crescent Bend contains an extensive collection of fine antique art and furniture from many notable artisans, as well as an outstanding American and English Silver collection dating back to the 16th century. The exquisite furniture collection includes: Twin American Hepplewhite Chest of Drawers by cabinet maker Michael Allison · Rare Tambour Secretary Desk · Mahogany sewing and writing table carved by master carver Samuel McIntire of Salem, Massachusetts · Shield-back Hepplewhite chair signed by Benjamin Frothingham and carved by Samuel McIntire · Pole Screen from the collection of Wallace Nutting · Philadelphia Tall Case signed by Emanuel Rouse · Birdseye maple work table with an unusual lyre shape by Honore Launnier, who has several of his pieces on display in the White House in Washington D.C. · Mahogany Chest designed by famous English designer William Kent.
Several items once owned by Drury Paine Armstrong are at the house, including books from his library and a 12-gauge double-barrel percussion-cap muzzle-load shotgun.
The art collection includes paintings by Sir Thomas Lawrence and William Shayer, who were both members of the Royal Academy of England. J.R. Lambdin’s large portrait of Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, in full military uniform is on display in the Blue Bedroom. Lambdin painted several other U.S. Presidents, including John Quincy Adams, Milliard Fillmore, James A. Garfield, and Abraham Lincoln. The home has silk drapery treatments by Scalamandre and a late 19th century oriental rug by Kirman in the Solti-Sultan pattern. The dining room walls are covered with famous wallpaper known as “Le Jardin Francais” or “The French Garden,” which was designed by Mongrin and printed by Jean Zuber around 1832.
The Silver Room at Crescent Bend contains both American and English silver dated 1569-1830. The display contains works by Paul Storr, Paul de Lamerie, and others. Also on display are many rare pieces by women silversmiths of the 18th and 19th centuries which includes the works of Hester Bateman and Elizabeth Godfrey.