Peter W. Patout is a native of south Louisiana and grew up among the sugar cane fields of the Bayou Teche country. Peter studied architecture for two years and received a business degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also studied Louisiana architectural history at Tulane University in New Orleans. The founder and owner of Peter Patout Antiques & Appraisals in New Orleans since 1984, his areas of expertise are Louisiana furniture, fine art, and decorative arts. He is a historic property specialist, and is a proud long term resident and property owner in the French Quarter of New Orleans, in addition to owning a historic family home in Patoutville, Louisiana. Blending his passions for art and architecture, Peter is a founding member and active on the board of the New Orleans Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. As a real estate agent with Talbot Historic Properties, he provides his clients with his expertise and enhances their experience in finding the most beautiful and significant historic homes available. For about 20 years, Peter has attended the Natchez Antiques Forum and more recently the Historic New Orleans Collection’s Forum. A consummate ambassador for Louisiana, Peter’s family have been land and plantation owners for twelve generations in Louisiana and Mississippi.