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Miniature furniture made from beer cans, 1970 - 1980
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Object statement
Furniture, miniature, 4 pieces, scale 1: 10, aluminium beer cans / textile, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, 1970-1980
The furniture was made by an elderly man (now deceased) for therapy at the Rockdale Community mobile nursing unit and presented to the Museum's community services staff member when she gave a lecture on the Powerhouse.

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Description
Furniture, miniature, 4 pieces, scale 1: 10, aluminium beer cans / textile, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, 1970-1980

The collection consists of three chairs and a stool. The furniture is formed from aluminium beer cans. The base of the can is cut away to shape the seat tops, the legs and arms of the furniture are made from bent and scrolled beer can strips. The metal has been painted gold. The seats are padded and white with blue spotted fabric.
Made: Rockdale, New South Wales; 1970 - 1980
Marks
No marks
86/232
Production date
1970 - 1980
Height
112 mm
Width
89 mm
Depth
78 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Rockdale Community Mobile Nursing Service, 1986

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
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