Cabinet, wooden

Large ornate wooden cabinet with glass doors that are framed by fluted columns with carved bulbs. There are detachable finials and pediments which adorn the top of the cabinet. The base is supported by fluted columns and is decorated with fielded panels of a different wood. There are three drawers at the front of the base, and two serpentine shaped drawer on either side, all made with mottled wood.

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According to Ron Lambert the cabinet was (most likely) sold to the museum by Fred Butler, who is the author/source of a large collection of archives, manuscripts and photographs in the Puke Ariki collection (perhaps most notably the library of historical scrapbooks). Ron asserts that Fred Butler maintained that the cabinet was made for the Christchurch Exhibition in 1906. - As told to Julia Hardie 20/01/2020
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