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Blackwood Decagonal Table

From the Collection of Supreme Court of Victoria Library 210 William Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Blackwood, decagonal (10 sided) table, with 10 carved scroll and griffin supports, moulding and blue leather inserts.
Size
height 73 cm, width 306 cm
Object Registration
010
Historical information
The Government Gazette of January 18, 1888 advertised the acceptance of a contract of 149 pounds for a "Table for central library, New Law Courts, Melbourne". The table was purchased four years after the Court had moved to the William Street address.
Made By
Bell (Maker)
Significance
The table is not of state significance in its own right, but it is a high quality piece of Australian furniture. Its significance rests on its importance on the overall decorative scheme of the library and the fact that it was designed for this specific space.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM