Story: Home décor and furnishings

House fittings: pressed metal ceilings (2nd of 2)

Australian firm Wunderlich produced 'art metal' ceilings for the discerning villa owner. This advertisement emphasises the fashion for embellishment and pattern as a way of creating a pleasing interior – in this case 'a cheerful cosy breakfast room'.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-BUILDING-SUPPLIES-1907-01-24

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Higher aspirations, 1860s to 1900s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/40707/house-fittings-pressed-metal-ceilings (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013