Kōrero: Furniture

Furnishing a home

In the early 1900s furniture warehouses offered customers the service of completely furnishing their house. The number of items varied according to the house size and household budgets. This 1910 Tonson Garlick advertisement is for the furnishing of a relatively large (eight-roomed) house, which would have been occupied by a middle-class family. It is interesting to compare the amenities in the servant's bedroom with those in the No. 1 bedroom.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-DÉCOR-1910-01-178

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Early manufacturing and retailing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/37476/furnishing-a-home (accessed 16 November 2019)

He kōrero nā William Cottrell, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013