A fine Victorian papier-mache chinoiserie decorated tray, of oblong shape with rounded corners, decorated in gilt on as japanned ground with figures at ease in gardens flanking a pagoda roofed gazebo. Provenance: A gift on retirement of a housekeeper from
A N.Z. wood smoker's stand, the base inlaid with various native woods, including burr totara and rewarewa, the skittle shaped column with further inlaid woods and leading to a small wooden tray, the smaller inlaid column leading to a wooden inlaid ashtray.
Three nautical pieces including a hand carved and painted wooden box, according to Murray Walker, was made by a long serving prisoner at ararat asylum for the mentally insane; a hand painted tray; and two others (a/f), largest 42.5 cm high x 67 cm wide (4)
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