I Opine it’s a ‘Pine’, R A Fredman

Vol 44 no 4, Nov 2022
Article from Vol 44 no 4, Nov 2022

I Opine it’s a ‘Pine’, R A Fredman


From the foundation of the colonies, local cabinetmakers experimented with using the wide range of native timbers. Bob Fredman discusses a chest of drawers, most likely made about 1900 in Bundaberg, Queensland and probably by a local cabinet maker of Germanic heritage, who liked to use contrasting timbers with unusual figure patterns.

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