Story: Furniture

Victorian decoration (2nd of 3)

Victorian decoration

By the late Victorian and early Edwardian era, middle- and upper-class domestic interiors included many objects. This was in part to showcase their owners' fine taste and high social status. In this case the number and concentration of objects has probably been deliberately organised for the camera.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, W. A. Collis Collection
Reference: 1/1-006598-G
Photograph by W. A. Collis

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How to cite this page:

William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Furniture in the home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013