Inlaid table presented to Mr H D McIntosh by the Australian Victoria Cross recipients from First World War

Collection ID RELAWM14262
Collection type Heraldry
Title Inlaid table presented to Mr H D McIntosh by the Australian Victoria Cross recipients from First World War
Object type Heraldry
Maker H Goldman Manufacturing Co.
Physical description

Glass topped timber table inlaid with distinctive state and territory timbers to form a marquetry map of Australia. Tasmania is represented by Huon pine; Western Australian by jarrah; South Australia by blue gum; Queensland by blond maple; Victoria by mountain ash; New South Wales by cedar; Northern Territory by sandlewood. The 65 squares surrounding the map are of Tasmanian blackwood burl and represent the 46 surviving and 19 deceased australian Victoria Cross recipients of the time. The banding around Australia and the blackwood squares are of Tasmanian myrtlebeech. The cross banding and legs are made from Tasmanian blackwood and the legs are carved on the top and bottom with a gumnut and eucalyptus leaf ornamental moulding. Inlaid into the table top is an 81mm X 82mm gold plate. It is engraved: 'To the Honourable Hugh Donald McIntosh MLC, JP. From HIS SOLDIER FRIENDS IN AUSTRALIA WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. AUSTRALIA 1924.' The plate is impressed: '15ct' 'T.GAUNT&CO.'

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