History museum recreates 19th century hall
The Museum of History and Anthropology in La Laguna is restoring ‘in situ’ the pieces that recreate a 19th-century hall.
Visitors to the headquarters of the centre in the Casa de Carta, in Valle de Guerra, will be able to observe live the tasks to which different objects will be subjected, within the programme ‘Conservation in action’ of Museums of Tenerife
During the restoration process, which will have an estimated duration of two months, the room will remain open to the public, so that visitors can know in situ the work done by the team of restorers. The museum will remain open at its usual schedule, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 5pm.
In the recreation of this room, different objects will be placed, of which a rococo-style curtain valance, two large mirrors with carved frames enriched in gold and a three-seater mahogany sofa lined with a cloth will be subjected to restoration work , in addition to a Hamilton pianola exported by the Baldwin Company between 1905 and 1930.
Also, the space will be a showcase for books, side tables, chests, ceiling lamps, sconces, paintings, glassware and various objects of silver and small textiles.