Robert HEPPINGSTONE | Cabinet

attributed maker Great Britain 1787 – Australia 1835
to Australia 1830

Cabinet 1830-39
119.0 (h) x 132.5 (w) x 65.0 (d) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.975

This jarrah cabinet was most likely made by Heppingstone for his own use after his arrival in the Swan River Colony in 1830. It was used by his descendants in their home at Cundinup, near Busselton. Its robust construction of pit-sawn local jarrah, in the manner of English vernacular country furniture, suggests an intended use as a kitchen cabinet.

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