Stool, Cheese Crate

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Circa 1930s
A 12 sided stool made from a cut down wooden cheese crate. The base has double slabs on the end of the shortened side slates. " THE OAKS Reg No 992 " is stamped on the base. "TARIKI REG No 1818" is stamped on the top. The top is also decorated with a fern leaf. " New Zealand " is written in the centre of the fern leaf.
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Circa 1930s
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Both food and furniture were hard to come by during the Great Depression of the 1930s, so when a sturdy cheese crate came your way it made sense to put it to good use. This sturdy stool was crafted using a cheese crate from Tariki and is a no-nonsense example of how many Taranakians made the best of a tough situation.
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