Large table, silky oak, rectangular, inlaid with Queensland timbers. Australian coat of arms on upper surface, new brass casters (perhaps fitted when table was restored). Possibly a dining table, but more likely ornamental.
CH classification FURNITURE Domestic table
L820 x W1565 x H982 mm
Silky oak, Cedar, Walnut
History and use
Believed to be made in Queensland for Sir Leslie Wilson, Governor of Queensland, this large inlaid silky oak table is an outstanding example of Australian timber furniture. It features an inlaid coat of arms and decorative border constructed from a variety of Queensland timbers.
The object comes from the Huntington Club, Southport, which was Sir Leslie's summer residence in the 1930s. It was restored before being donated to the Queensland Museum.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.