Permanent Collection


Permanent Collection

ornate table with curved legs and lots of gilding
Henry and Margaret Plant filled the Tampa Bay Hotel with an eclectic collection of late 19th century furnishings and treasures gathered from Europe and Asia. The core of the Museum collection is composed of these rare and exotic finds. Victorian styles represented include Renaissance Revival, Gothic, Rococo, Louis XV, and Egyptian Revival. The collection has a strong Asian component with hardwood and marble Chinese furniture and cabinetry. Click on any of the images below for more information on an item. 

Many of the pieces shown below are on view in the Museum today.  We hope you will visit soon and see these beautiful pieces for yourself.

Boulle Style Cabinet   Boulle Style Cabinet   Boulle Style table

Briar Root Bench   Carved Shodana cabinet   Chinese Chair

Collector's Cabinet   French Chair   Louis XV style chair   

Louis XV Style Settee   Regence Style Chair   Small Pouf

Victorian Lamp