Story: Furniture

Furniture at the 1906 International Exhibition

Exhibitions were a profitable avenue for stimulating demand for furniture, and the big furniture warehouses competed with lavish room displays. This is part of the furniture court (right side of aisle) at the 1906–7 New Zealand International Exhibition at Christchurch. At bottom right is a display of office furniture. The Archbold's display (above) includes chairs, tables and phonographs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Samuel Heath Head Collection (PA-Group-00261)
Reference: 1/1-007079-G
Photograph by Samuel Heath Head

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William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Changing styles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013