Armchair, carved with waratahs and flannel flowers, stained oak, maker unknown, Australia, 1915
An armchair made in stained oak, with a high backrest surmounted by a shield-shaped panel carved with a spray of three waratahs, the lower backrest is carved with flannel flowers. The shaped arms are attached to curving uprights which extend down to cabriole-style legs and the square-shaped seat has a shaped front rail carved with native flora. The date '1915' is carved on the back of the back rest. This chair is thought to have once belonged to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar.
'1915' is carved on the top back of backrest.