A colonial Grecian library table, Warwick Oakman

Vol 36 no 2, May 2014
Article from Vol 36 no 2, May 2014

A colonial Grecian library table, Warwick Oakman


An early colonial library table in the neo-classical style, with a maker’s label for Clarke of Castlereagh Street, Sydney, c. 1835, came to light in a distressed state a decade ago. Warwick Oakman ponders who might have made the table, where such an impressive piece of furniture might originally have been used, and speculates how it may have come into the hands of its previous owners, a family of solicitors.

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