An exhibition quality display case veneered with an ornate Australian timber, David Bedford
This two-height cabinet (plate 1) has a capped, ogee-shaped cornice above, two glazed, veneer-bordered upper doors and two veneered panel doors below flanked by columns (plate 2), standing on a plinth. Its known provenance, as reported to me, is that it was found in Strathfield, Sydney, in the 1970s. Antique dealer David Cloonan bought it, believing it was Huon Pine and sent it to a Hobart dealer, David Pryor, where keen collector John Avery purchased it. The current owners bought it in 1984 and returned it to Sydney. The display case was one factor that changed the course of the owners’ collecting, but that is a story for another time.