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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 48

Selections the Company's Manufactures now Exhibited. — Class II.—Furniture

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Selections the Company's Manufactures now Exhibited.

Class II.—Furniture.


The cabinet, consisting of 8508 pieces of New Zealand Woods, has an elliptic top, in the centre of which is an enlarged copy of the old Provincial Seal of Otago, N.Z., and on the sides are carved ferns copied from nature. Over the principal mirror, in the hack of the cabinet, are six panels of totara-knot, moki. pukaki, and figwood, studded with moki buttons. The border round the mirror is inlaid with pepperwood and goai. Supporting the centre glass are two carved brackets of rimu inlaid with moki, and having centre-pieces of silver pine. Under the glass there are a series of arches, supported by turned pilasters, and these are thrown out in relief by gilding. Below the arches is a shelf made of rimu, and under this there are four mirrors framed with riwa-riwa and moki. The top of the cabinet proper is of rimu, tastefully moulded and carved. The enclosed portion is made of riwa-riwa. The doors have each panels of moki, inlaid with fine lines of totara, and the centres of the doors are made from broadleaf burr. The mouldings of the panels consist of riwa-riwa, moki, and bog manuka. There is also a large amount of ornamental work about the cabinet, and specimens of mottled kauri, figwood, and goai are placed in conspicuous positions.

II.—Drawing Boom Suite.

In 12 pieces, from New Zealand silver birch, ebonized and gilt. &c., upholstered in crimson and gold brocatelle; consisting of settee, lady's and easy chairs, six small chairs, three-seat ottoman, and mirror, 60in. x 40in.

III.—Japanese Cabinet.

Five feet six inches, from New Zealand silver birch, ebonized and gilt.

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IV.—Bedroom Suite.

From rimu, and mottled kauri, with totara mouldings, upholstered in Poucean silk damask; 12 pieces, consisting of circular head canopy bedstead, French wardrobe, washstand, toilet table, lady's couch, lady's easy chair, four small chairs, commode, and towel horse.

V—Chest of Drawers.

In mottled kauri, rimu, white pine, totara, and riwa-riwa.

VI.—Door and Door Frame.

Ten feet by seven feet, with samples of parqueterie-work; pillars and styles of rimu, panels of ribbon wood, and mouldings of riwa-riwa.

VII.—Tubs and Buckets.

Nest of three tubs, in the following combinations of native woods: Reel and white pine, riwa-riwa and white pine, ribbon wood and red pine.

Nine buckets, in rimu and ribbon wood, totara and white pine, ribbon wood and white pine, rimu and ribbon wood, totara and ribbon wood, totara and white pine, riwa-riwa.

The Company has also manufactured the following show cases:—In Department II.. The Mosgiel Woollen Factory Company's show counter and case; Sargood, Son, and Ewan's show case for boots; McLeod Brothers' show case for candles.?