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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair with a brown leather padded seat. The front two legs are turned and ornate while the back two are plain. "MB 5 17" is engraved above the front right leg and "VR Sep 1874" around a royal crown is engraved on the back right leg. A white sticker with "HF 26 (6)" written in black ink and a smaller label printed with "Y416 6" are stuck on top of the chair back, which has broken off, but is kept with the chair.
This collection consists of 87 items from the New South Wales historical section of Australia Post. The items range from furnishings that were used for the opening of the Sydney GPO in 1874 to telephones, signs, posters, and postal boxes. The material covers a period of over one hundred years of postal service in Australia.
W 500mm x H 890mm x D 530mm
Date of restoration
Re-upholstered in the 1960s
Period of use
Place of use
Made for the Postmaster's anteroom in the GPO Sydney in 1874