UNKNOWN, BERKLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL, One of a pair of chairs Enlarge 1 /1


One of a pair of chairs c.1930
Collection Title: A pair of chairs
Place made: Tasmania, Australia
Materials & Technique: woodwork, Australian hardwood, pine and packing case timber Acknowledgement: Purchased 2000
Accession No: NGA 2000.218.1
Subject: Depression furniture

Resourcefulness in solving the problems of shortages of material developed as a characteristic of Australian life through the 19th and 20th centuries. Those in rural areas, while distant from ready supplies of commercially-available building and furnishing materials, found innovative ways to recycle the packaging materials that contained essential fuel, food and other commodities that were regularly delivered to them.

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