William Norrie (1832–1909) was a New Zealand furniture maker and decorative artist. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1832, and emigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1852. He established a cabinetmaking business in Auckland in 1857, and quickly became one of the most respected furniture makers in the country. Norrie was known for his use of native New Zealand timbers, and his furniture was often inlaid with intricate designs. He also produced a range of decorative items, including clocks, mirrors, and picture frames. Norrie's furniture is highly sought-after by collectors today, and his work can be found in museums and private collections around the world.
Norrie was a self-taught craftsman, and he developed his own unique style of furniture making. He was inspired by the work of British cabinetmakers such as Thomas Sheraton and George Hepplewhite, but he also incorporated elements of Maori more...
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