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Low Circular Table #2001-1384Parliamentary Library, North Wing, Main Floor

Low blackwood circular table; cross-banded timber on top with circular inset of blue leather, on a cross-banded frieze with fielded panels above four tapering square section legs ending in spade feet.

History

This table 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. The dark blue colour of the leather on the top of the table indicates this table was purchased for use in the Parliamentary Library.

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This 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.

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Details

Height 455mm
Diameter 760mm
Medium Blackwood; timber; leather
Creator’s name Unknown
Date created Unknown