Gether Cupboard Large

 Illawarra Flame Tree Carved Cupboard by Susanne Gether, Circa 1906 – $18,000

Central working area over single carved drawer and shelf flanked by two doors housing four panels of carved Illawarra Flame Trees. Upper shelf with plate rack, raised on shaped feet and six adjustable shelves to interior. Stamped twice “Miss Gether’s Wood Carving Studio Sydney”. It is the only discovered carved item by the famous Susanne Gether.

Gether, a pioneer, who by training hundreds of women in various handicrafts changed the shape of Australia’s workforce. Gether is regarded as the prominent force in developing a female presence in the Australian workforce. Her work is of significant historical importance to our nations development of identity post Federation.

Two Gether tapestries are held by the Art Gallery of NSW.

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