Saloon chair from ferry PS WAKATERE (1896)

Production date
Circa 1896: based on build date of vessel
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Object detail

Swivelling chair with cast-iron base, upholstered seat and carved wooden back. PS WAKATERE (1896) a steel paddle steamer with 2 masts and built in Scotland and sailed from Glasgow for the Auckland-Thames goldfields run. Owned by the Northern Steam Ship Co Ltd, New Zealand.
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Maker and role
Unknown: Maker
Wood: 1 - Chair
Textile: 2 - Cushion
Wood: 3 - Base board
Iron: 1 - Chair
Measurement details
Height (mm): 800mm (2 5/8ft): 0 - Whole
Diameter (mm): 400mm (1 5/16ft): 0 - Whole
Height (mm): 300mm (1ft): 0 - Whole
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On display


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