Story: Furniture

Josephus Hargreaves's table

Josephus Hargreaves's table

Josephus Hargreaves arrived in Nelson with his family in 1842 and set up a cabinetmaking business. Many of his designs were drawn from contemporary pattern books. This tōtara tilting table was based on one featured in Thomas King's Modern style of cabinet work exemplified (1835). The table's simplicity would have made it more affordable than the art furniture of Johann Levien and Anton Seuffert.

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Private collection, William Cottrell

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William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Early New Zealand furniture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/37461/josephus-hargreavess-table (accessed 23 September 2020)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013