Colonial settlers sometimes sent collections of pressed ferns assembled into an album to their friends and relatives in Britain. This exquisite marquetry work by Anton Seuffert uses native timbers to illustrate a filmy fern and a maidenhair fern on an album cover.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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