By the late Victorian and early Edwardian era, middle- and upper-class domestic interiors included many objects. This was in part to showcase their owners' fine taste and high social status. In this case the number and concentration of objects has probably been deliberately organised for the camera.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, W. A. Collis Collection
Photograph by W. A. Collis
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