collection of Auckland Museum, Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1986, F151
Anton Seuffert’s skill, and sense of design and proportion, made his work highly sought after for important commissions. His boxes became the base for elaborate marquetry and inlays of New Zealand native timbers. The use of local flora and fauna as patterns, as well as intricate landscape depictions, became the celebrated feature of Seuffert's work.
All the fern designs are in such exquisite detail that they are botanically recognisable. The central piece to the inlaid marquetry design is a native filmy fern (Hymenophyllum dilatatum) and a maidenhair (Adiantum aethiopicum) frond.
- 0 - Whole height : 175 x 360 x 490mm
(height 175 x width 360 x depth 490 mm)
- width : 360mm
- depth : 490mm
1 April 1997
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