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Cupboard #2000-1509

Black bean cupboard; plain top over two panelled doors with a round knob top centre of each door, and horizontal reeding across the centre; with adjustable shelving inside, resting on a plinth base.

History

This cupboard was not designed for the Provisional Parliament House in the 1920s, but was manufactured at a later date. It has been used in a variety of capacities around the building.

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This cupboard is significant as a component of the Heritage Collection, which comprises those pieces of furniture which were used in the Provisional Parliament House between 1924 and 1988. The collection has associations with the process of government, the ceremonial, administrative, promotional and recreational functions conducted within the building, and with the individuals who governed Australia between 1927 and 1988. The Old Parliament House building has a richness of internal fabric and collections that convey the way in which parliamentary functions were conducted, the everyday use of the building, and the hierarchical nature of parliamentary staffing practices.

Details

Width 1000mm
Height 1150mm
Depth 650mm
Medium Black bean; timber; metal
Creator’s name Unknown
Date created Unknown