Story: Furniture

Bishopscourt drawing room (1st of 3)

Bishopscourt drawing room

In the drawing room at Bishopscourt (the Anglican Bishop's home) in Christchurch in 1859, the arrangement of furniture reflects the relative simplicity of the Georgian aesthetic of the 1830s and 1840s. Much of the furniture was probably brought out from Britain.

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Canterbury Museum
Reference: 1974.160.1
Watercolour by Henry Prins

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How to cite this page:

William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Furniture in the home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/37477/bishopscourt-drawing-room (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013