Table #2000-1419Parliamentary Library, North Wing, Main Floor
Silky oak side table with a plain top over a recessed apron with a centre drawer, on square section legs with fielded mouldings.
This table was initially designed for and located in the Parliamentary Library binding room. It was designed in 1926 by the Federal Capital Commission Architects Department, led by principal architect John Smith Murdoch, specifically for Provisional Parliament House. This table was manufactured by one of the six firms that were contracted to construct Murdoch’s designs (Myer Emporium Pty Ltd, Anthony Hordern and Sons, A Pengelly and Co, W H Rocke and Co, Beard Watson & Co, and Bebarfalds Ltd). It is made of silky oak.