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Chest of drawers c.1920 Place made: Muckleford, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: furniture, painted tin, pine, hardwood, brass

Dimensions: 106.0 h x 54.2 w x 39.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1988
Accession No: NGA 88.2217

Advances in the design and construction of commercial packaging created a source of reliable and standardised materials, such as tin cans and machined timber boxes and crates. Closeted in backyard sheds, sleep-outs and sewing rooms, men and women from all levels of society found pleasure and satisfaction in the recycling of materials left over from more affluent times.

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