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The Telfair’s silver collection includes a strong core of Savannah-made or Savannah-used objects. A collection of more than 400 pieces of English and American silver donated by Dr. Frank Rizza in 2012 significantly increased the size of the silver holdings, making this medium the Telfair’s largest sub-collection with more than 1,000 pieces.

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The decorative arts collection began with furniture left to the museum by Mary Telfair. The strength of the furniture collection comprises objects created between the years 1815-1840, reflecting the homes originally owned by the Telfair and Richardson/Owens families. These objects are usually featured in the period rooms at the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House.

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