Tasmanian Magnificence part 2 , R.A. Fredman

Vol 42 no 4, Nov 2020
Article from Vol 42 no 4, Nov 2020

Tasmanian Magnificence part 2 , R.A. Fredman


British and Irish emigrant craftsmen working in early colonial New South Wales and Tasmania brought with them the Classical Revival style, with its sweeping curves and carved decoration. This elegant furniture, mostly in cedar, and inspired by the re-discovery of ancient civilisations, has many admirers. Bob Fredman discusses how he re-covered a Tasmanian Classical Revival cedar sofa, and some of the difficult decisions he had to make in the process.

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