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chest of drawers

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Description
    chest of drawers, handmade from a crate and kerosene tins, the crate stands vertical on top is an inscription, five drawers made from kerosene tins each with a handle slide in above each other (stacked vertically)
  • Place
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  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    20 January 1998
  • Collection area
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  • Record richness


  • Credit
    purchased with funds provided by the Charles Edgar Disney Art Trust, 1997, collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1997.83.1
  • Production
    unknown (furniture maker)
    AshhurstManawatu-WanganuiNew Zealand
    Circa 1921
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • "GILMORE / MOTOR SPIRIT / GIVE ME / Gilmore / CONSISTENTLY BETTER" within circular emblem "REFINED IN LOS ANGELES USA / TO GILMORE OIL Co / FROM GILMORE OIL Co / (NEW ZEALAND) LTD" beneath circular emblem, all lettering in red ink  (stamped)
    • "...illeg / DO NOT OPEN O / USE NEAR FIRE"  (embossed)
  • Consists of
    • crate › wood
      crate, kerosene tins
    • drawers › tin
      from kerosene tins
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 535mm
      (h 535 x w 285 x d 365 mm)
    • 0 - Whole width : 285mm
    • 0 - Whole depth : 365mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 02 Furnishings (Category)
    › Furniture (Classification)
    › Storage & Display Furniture (Sub-classification)
    › Chest of Drawers (Primary Term)
  • Record created
    20 January 1998

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