The Lightner Museum is excited to share new items available for adoption through the Museum’s Adopt an Artifact program. The Lightner Museum Adopt an Artifact program allows donors to choose items in the museum’s collection selected by the curator to restore.
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There are five items waiting to be adopted, all are unique 19th century pieces of furniture.
Spanish Style Armchair
Cost of Adoption: $1,500
Golden Oak Armchair
Cost of Adoption: $350
This Golden Oak Armchair is worn but in salvageable condition. The finish needs to be restored, and part of the back leg is missing. A new leg will need to be carved out of golden oak, and stained to match the rest of the chair.
Renaissance Revival Sofa
Cost of Adoption: $1,400
The wood finish on this 19th Century Renaissance Revival Sofa has become dull and dry, and could benefit from some polishing. There are some wood fixtures missing that will need to be carved, fastened, and finished to match the rest of the wood. This piece of furniture desperately needs to be reupholstered with period appropriate upholstery.
Renaissance Revival Parlor Suite
Cost of Adoption: $5,000
19th Century Bench
Cost of Adoption: $400
This ornate 19th Century Syrian Bench is inlaid with mother of pearl, and the finish is in fairly good condition. There is minor carving work to be done, and some missing veneer that needs to be patched. The wood finish has slightly dulled over time, but can be fixed with polishing and waxing.
For more information about the Lightner Museum Adopt an Artifact Program, contact [email protected] or call 904-824-2874, ext. 100.
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