A rare Australian huon pine and specimen timber  sewing table by Robert Anderson Circa 1880
Lot 411
A rare Australian huon pine and specimen timber sewing table by Robert Anderson Circa 1880
AU$ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 7,500 - 11,000
Lot Details
A rare Australian huon pine and specimen timber sewing table by Robert Anderson
Circa 1880
the octagonal specimen top with central compass design within a parquetry border with eight inlaid shamrocks above four velvet lined drawers and four fold down pin cushions, supported on a bulbous shaped column constructed from six vertical alternataviley coloured shaped sections of timber and raised on three out-swept legs, 46cm wide, 46cm deep, 72.5cm high (18" wide, 18" deep, 28.5" high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Robert Anderson made the table in the 1880s in Tasmania, he later moved to New Zealand and from there sent the table back to his sister Marie (Minnie) Anderson in Belfast Ireland as a present/reminder/momento of Australia.
    In 1962, the current owners father, Bob Dalkin whilst serving with the RAF visited Belfast and put an ad in a local paper which said, 'Australian visiting Belfast seeks any items of Australiana, letters, furniture, et al.'
    A lady (Marie Anderson) appeared at his hotel bearing the table and Bob Dalkin purchased it and brought it back to Australia.
    By decent to the present owner.
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  1. James Hendy
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