1818 Inside this modest cedar chest is a riot of natural history specimens, artistically arranged and startlingly intact, collected in the Newcastle penal colony. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR & BLACKWOOD SIDE TABLE. This table is a fine early Tasmanian Colonial furniture and is of very refined proportions. The Cedar top of this rectangular side table is made of one piece, with a large central knot with a cushion shape moulded edge. The narrow frieze includes a central drawer flanked by two smaller false drawers with turned blackwood knobs, the table standing on four fine ring turned blackwood legs. Huon Pine secondary timber. circa 1845. X Chantilly…
A fine rare Australian colonial cedar corner washstand featuring cock beaded false drawers with turned blackwood knobs,"C" scroll cut outs to splash back and supports with turned rings that are sitting on outswept feet . It has hand cut screws and has a center soap drawer to the bottom. The piece has a leather mat that has been made to fit over the basin holes so as it could be used as a corner table. circa 1840
Australian colonial fiddleback blackwood chair. A handsome Tasmanian dining chair dating around 1845 and featuring the use of fiddleback blackwood thoughout, curved top rail, drop in seat, moulded front rail with inverted tulip turned front legs and lovely old finish. X Chantilly Antiques
The Lachlan Macquarie chairs were made from rose mahogany or Australian rosewood (Dysoxylon fraseranum), and are the earliest known examples of the "Colonial Gothic" style. They feature extensive gothic decorative features, derived in part from designs appearing in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, published in London in 1808, including pointed arches, pinnacles, and pierced quatrefoils.
Australian colonial tulipwood box. This wonderful Tulipwood box has a segmented inlayed circular star or compass pattern to the top, set within a square frame flanked by square inlays to the side and a fine banded edge. A similar design can be found on a tulipwood box on page 204 figure 77 in the book on Australian Furniture by Fahy and Simpson. The sides are well figured solid tulipwood and cedar secondary timber, original brass hardware and has original patination. X Chantilly Antiques
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL BLACKWOOD POLE SCREEN. A outstanding colonial blackwood pole screen featuring a oval glazed screen with cross banded blackwood which is enclosed with a silk panel depicting a scene of a lady and child playing with a dog surronded by flowers. The base has a turned column with finely carved double C scrolled legs, the lower section having a pendent finial. This pattern seems to be from a smees design of the 1850's. X Chantilly Antiques
A fine Australian blackwood X framed stool of a unusual design which seems to have been derived from W. Smee and Sons design of the Reference page 276 in the book Pictorial Dictionary of the British Century Furniture Design.
A fine Australian blackwood wall mirror, which are quite rare in colonial furniture. The mirror is veenered with well figured blackwood on pine secondary timber. The inner mount is book jointed huon pine with a imported ebony stringing, the mirror retaining it's original thick glass plate. Tasmanian, circa 1850.
FINE LARGE KAURI PINE COLONIAL CANTERBURY.A rare kauri pine canterbury of large proportions, with finely turned posts, a single drawer, early brass wheel cup castors which can be seen in the photos, cedar and kauri pine secondary timber, lovely old finish. possibility New Zealand,circa 1860. X Chantilly Antiques