A thin sample strip of marquetry with a zig-zag pattern. There is an area of major loss at one end - measuring approximately 3.5 x 2.1cm (at widest points).
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As a young man, Robert Wallath terrorised New Plymouth during the early 1890s, carrying out a series of robberies while wearing an elaborate pseudo military disguise and gaining infamy as the Highwayman.
After being dramatically unmasked in a failed attempt to rob the Criterion Hotel he was sentenced to eight years jail.
He emerged from jail a changed man with strong religious convictions and went on to lead a quiet and productive life as a builder.