Seven Arches Museum Phone: 340-774-9295 P.O. Box 6456, St. Thomas, V.I. 00804
 
 

The Furnishings

Any refined world traveler would be excited to have this collection of Louis Vuitton luggage in their collection.

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A Royal Copanhagen water pitcher and large bowl allows you to tidy up a bit before lunch or dinner.
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 This blue Royal Copanhagen table setting helps to make the midday tea or coffee break that more special.
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Virgin Islands Christmas Tree
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This stunningly beautiful Virgin Islands Christmas Tree (aka Century Tree) is a wonderful example of what can rarely still be found anywhere in the Caribbean. The Century Tree gets its name from the belief that it blooms only once every 100 years. In actuality, it blooms more frequently but only about once every 20 years.
Wooden Rooster Riding Toy
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This large wooden rooster which was possibly once a small child's riding toy was rescued from a neighbor's yard and retains much of its original paint even though it has spent several decades outside exposed to the elements. The house adjacent to Seven Arches was destroyed several years ago by a hurricane but this rooster somehow survived.
Artifacts excavated from the well
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Artifacts uncovered on the property range anywhere from native Taino Indian artifacts to Danish/Royal Copanhagen dishes to Spanish coins.  Preserving these delicate items is no easy task especially during hurricane season each year between the months of July and October.

Chamber Pot Chair
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In the years before indoor plumbing and running water was standardized, this type of chair served a very special purpose.  In fact, chamber pots were used back in the days of ancient Greece.  Beautiful as well as functional, this elegantly designed chair would fit beautifully in even the most afflent of homes today.
West Indian mahogony Bed
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This West Indian mahogony four-post canopy bed is one of the true masterpieces of this beautiful home.  Every inch of this bed was hand carved by local craftsman here in the Virgin Islands.
 
In 1974, the Danish slave shipwreck the Fredensborg was discovered.  Built in 1752 and sunk in 1768, it was found to have carried tons of mahogony from the Virgin Islands onboard prior to sinking along its way back to Denmark.  Many Europeans of the time went through great lengths to acquire this beautiful and extremely strong wood as material for making furniture.
Ornate chandallier
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Large gas lamps and lanterns like this cast iron chandallier shown was one of the first on the island to be converted over to use electricity.  At night the lamp gives off a beautiful glow of light upon the entire room.
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