Story: Furniture

Early chairs

Early chairs

These Regency period (1811–37) dining chairs in a Grecian-revival style are representative of the simple and easily transportable furniture brought to New Zealand by missionaries and other settlers before 1840. They were owned by the Kerikeri mission schoolmaster Francis Hall and are seen here in the historic Kemp House at Kerikeri.

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Heritage New Zealand – Pouhere Taonga, Kemp House collection
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How to cite this page:

William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Early New Zealand furniture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37457/early-chairs (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013