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Coffee Table #2001-2079

Rectangular table with a cross-banded and recessed apron, resting on four block legs.


Furniture and office plans drawn by the Department of Housing and Construction show that the Deputy Speaker’s office was refurbished in 1981. New furniture, such as this coffee table, was designed and manufactured for this room.

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This coffee table 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.


Width 1010mm
Height 500mm
Depth 510mm
Medium Maple; timber
Creator’s name Department of Housing and Construction
Date created 1981