A rare model colonial kauri gum chest of drawers

Estimate: $1,600

Lot Description

A rare model colonial kauri gum chest of drawers, the two drawers with bun handles and hand form pulls, shaped panelled sides, raised on four claw feet, the top with fancy upstand back and oversized turned finials, highlights of cherub and florals encased within panels. 120 x 100 x 190mm. Mounted on original faded velvet plinth with circular ebonised base, under glass dome. Some loses and restoration. Provenance: From the estate of R.K. Garlick (arrived in New Zealand in 1862) who was the owner of one of the first gum trading shops in Fort Street. The Garlicks lived in 'Ferndale'; one of Mt. Albert's stately homes. The Garlick & Lyon gum merchants store established in the 1880s had a 90ft frontage and cost £4,500 to set up.