Cedar Apprentice Chest of Drawers

Apprentice Cedar Chest of Drawers 1860

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A magnificent example of an apprentice presenting his/her skills to their master. The drawer fronts are faced with quilted Cedar over Huon with an additional Fiddle-back Cedar veneered to the inside of the drawer. Fine, hand cut dovetails, six original knobs, three original escutcheons and all five original locks. One of Australia's finest known examples of apprentice furniture.

William Norrie New Zealand Specimen Woods Box

New Zealand Specimen Wood Box, William Norrie 1880

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A rare and elegant William Norrie trinket box. Rectangular with bun feet. A variety of New Zealand timbers are employed in its construction, they include: Totara, Rewa Rewa, Mottled Kauri, Puriri and Maire.