Story: Furniture

Displaying furniture

Displaying furniture

This advertisement showcases W. L. Rogers's furniture showroom in Auckland's Karangahape Road in the early 1900s. The contrasting patterns and heavy wooden frames were one of many styles at the time. They ranged from flat and chunky arts and crafts at one end of the spectrum to curvaceous, florid art nouveau at the other, alongside revivals of earlier styles and Oriental influences.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19061206-6-4

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William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Early manufacturing and retailing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013