Virgin Islands Christmas Tree
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
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
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
Chamber Pot Chair
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.
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.
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.